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  • Let The Games Get Ready To Begin: WRAL Team Coverage From South Korea

    From warding off the flu to prepping for live shots before the sun rises, the WRAL-TV crew in South Korea is ready to cover the 2018 Winter Olympics.  WRAL-TV Anchors Kathryn Brown and David Crabtree and WRAL-TV Photojournalists Jamie Munden
  • On Korea, Cold, and a Big Adventure: WRAL’s Team Readies Reports from Winter Olympics

    WRAL-TV Anchors David Crabtree and Kathryn Brown, along with WRAL Photojournalists Richard Adkins and Jamie Munden, are in South Korea, gearing up for the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics.  These WRAL staffers have already started posting blog entries and
  • New Anchor for WRAL-TV: Brad Johansen Joins Team in April 2018

    WRAL-TV welcomes Brad Johansen to the WRAL news team, beginning in April of 2018.  Johansen will anchor a variety of newscasts alongside the current WRAL news team of Debra Morgan, Gerald Owens, Kathryn Brown and David Crabtree, who is set
  • WRAL News anchor David Crabtree

    David Crabtree joined WRAL News in 1994 and will retire at the end of 2018. His long and distinguished career at WRAL include covering local stories that impact North Carolina and traveling the world to document the Election of Pope Francis; the funeral of Nelson Mandela; survivors of the Haiti earthquake in 2010; interview with Holocaust survivors; Pope John Paul II’s funeral; Mother Theresa’s funeral; James Taylor in London; documentary on the Vatican; covering seven major hurricanes; interviewing husbands of wives with breast cancer; a documentary focusing on living conditions of migrant workers in North Carolina; the documentary, “Focal Point: The Other North Carolina.”

    David is interviewed by John Harris, CBC Director of Special Projects. It is a free-wheeling, casual chat that covers everything from David’s childhood dream to be in broadcasting to discerning what his next mission in life might be within the Episcopal Church.

    Prior to WRAL, David worked at KCNC-TV, Denver, Colo.; 1988 to 1991: KMGH-TV, Denver, Colo.; 1985 to 1988: WITN-TV, Washington, N.C., 1982 to 1984: WKRN, Nashville, Tenn.

    Two channel audio.
    Photography by Robert Meikle
    Recorded November 15, 2017

  • David Crabtree to Retire From WRAL in Late 2018

    “Replacing a legend is difficult. Becoming one yourself … well, that’s rare.” — WRAL-TV News Director Rick Gall “What a ride. What a journey. What a privilege.” – WRAL-TV anchor David Crabtree After 35 years delivering the news on radio,
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