Highlights for Jeff Gravley
Enjoy watching a compilation of newscasts featuring coverage of the 1992 NCAA Basketball Final Four and championship game. Spoiler alert! Duke University won the championship.
WRAL sent a news and sports team to cover the excitement of the event. You’ll meet the student who was the Duke Blue Devil in 1992.
WRAL Sports anchor Tom Suiter delivered the first “Extra Effort” award to Howard Watson in September, 1981. He played defensive end for the Cougars at Apex High School.
Little did we know in 1981, there was more than one connection Watson had with WRAL. Fast forward 34 years to 2015 when Jeff Gravley, now WRAL Sports Director/anchor, caught up with Watson at his old high school.
Gravley played high school football at the same time as Watson. He was a quarterback at Webb High School and played against Apex High School. Watson admits he probably tackled Gravley back in the day.
Watch and listen to what Howard Watson did after high school and what he is doing now.
This story aired in November, 2015.
JAMBURGER is a descriptive word created by legendary WRAL sports anchor Tom Suiter. It simply means a basketball player jams the basketball down the hoop with force. Eat that!
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) consistently produces top tier college basketball teams. In 1992, the conference was relatively small compared to the number of colleges participating in it today. The perennial college favorites from the state of North Carolina are Duke, UNC, NC State and Wake Forest. Out-of-state contenders are just as talented: Georgia Tech, University of Virginia, University of Maryland, and Clemson University.
“Tom Suiter’s ACC JAMBURGER Preview” produced in December, 1992 features each ACC basketball team. WRAL Sports reporters include Bob Holliday, Jay Jennings, Jeff Gravley, and Rick Sullivan. WRAL Sports anchor Tom Suiter is joined by sports columnists Barry Jacobs and Caulton Tudor.
The program was produced by Jay Jennings and Peter Anlyan.
They’re baaaaccckkk! The Super Six arrived back in Raleigh on the evening of Tuesday, August 23, 2016, after over three weeks covering the Summer Olympics in Rio. Thankfully WRAL-TV Anchors Debra Morgan, Renee Chou, Jeff Gravley & WRAL-TV Photojournalists Brad
It’s not how you begin, it’s how you finish. WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Debra Morgan, Renee Chou & Jeff Gravley, along with WRAL-TV Photojournalists Ed Wilson, Keith Baker and Brad Simmons dealt with delayed flights, missed connections and lost luggage on their