More Highlights for Promotions
September 11, 2001 terrorists attacked New York City and Washington, D.C. In response to those attacks, America went to war.
In North Carolina, many active duty and reserve military personnel were called to serve overseas. Families faced new realities as they adjusted seeing their relatives leave home to serve their country.
This 30 second promo aired during November, 2001 on WRAZ FOX 50.
This news image promo from 1982 blends behind-the-scenes video of the newsroom with video of community activity to illustrate the connection between WRAL News and the people it serves.
In the video you will see a variety news anchors and reportors as well as behind-the-scenes production staff and news photographers.
This news promo produced in 1979 features an investigative story by WRAL News reporter Don Kobos. Citizens living in eastern North Carolina were concerned about air pollution and its effects. Kobos sited the different counties impacted by pollution and then investigated how the state of North Carolina could take corrective measures.
Don Kobos was an investigative reporter at WRAL from 1978 to 1982. In 1982, he moved to Houston, Texas to work as a reporter at KTRK (ABC). In 2000, he became assistant news director at KTRK and retired in 2014. Kobos started his career at WWBT in Richmond, Virginia in 1976.
This vintage promo from 1978 features WRAL news reporter Paul Crawley. He who was a general assignment reporter who covered news in Durham and Orange counties. Paul is a graduate of UNC-CH. He joined WRAL in 1976. In late 1978 he moved to Atlanta to work at WXIA where he became an EMMY award winning journalist and a recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award.
This 1978 news promo shows Bobbie Battista when she was a nightside reporter for WRAL News. At that time, news was referred to as Action News 5.
Bobbie Battista was a legendary news anchor at WRAL. She started at the station in November, 1974. She started int the news department as a producer and then a reporter before becoming co-anchor with Charlie Gaddy during the late 70’s. Bobbie was recruited to CNN in Atlanta in 1981 and anchored CNN Headlines News before moving over to the main network, CNN, in 1988. For more information about Bobbie Battista, check out her bio on this website.