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NCAB Honors WRAL-TV for Coverage of 2020 Riots“This type of coverage is what we take pride in here at WRAL…serving our community with the resources, dedication, and passion a story like this deserves.” –WRAL-TV Anchor Debra Morgan The North Carolina Broadcasters Association recognized WRAL-TV with one of the organization’s
WRAL-TV’s Morgan, Gardner Make 2020 Maggy Awards ListCary Magazine recently released the list of 2020 Maggy Award winners, and two WRAL-TV mainstays made the list. WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Debra Morgan and WRAL-TV Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner both received an Honorable Mention in the “Best Local TV Personality” category. Nearly
New Anchor for WRAL-TV: Brad Johansen Joins Team in April 2018WRAL-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-TV Tower Now Aglow for HolidaysWRAL-TV’s tower became a beacon for the holidays as is annual tradition on Thursday, December 1, 2016. The first day of December always marks the WRAL Tower Lighting. WRAL-TV Anchors Debra Morgan & David Crabtree hosted the event alongside WRAL-TV
History of the Golden Years Celebration
Every December, Capitol Broadcasting Company sponsors the Golden Years Holiday Celebration luncheon for the members of the Golden Years Association of the Raleigh (NC) Parks and Recreation Department. Held at the Raleigh Convention and Conference Center in the city’s downtown, the celebration attracts over 1,000 senior citizens each year.
The celebration started in 1958 under the leadership of CBC Corporate Secretary Scottie Stephenson. She continued to be the driving force behind the event every year until her death in 2002. She saw the event grow in attendance from 50 to 1,500 in her over four decades as coordinator. Fred Fletcher, the first General Manager at WRAL-TV, had an active role in the celebration as well, especially reprising the song “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.”
The event includes a variety of musical entertainment and ends with the attendees pushing back their chairs and taking a turn on the dance floor. WRAL-TV news anchors host the program which began as a luncheon and converted to become a breakfast and morning event in 2005.
A portion of the annual event is televised on WRAL-TV on Christmas Day.
The Golden Years Association of the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department sponsors 48 Gold Years Clubs for senior adults aged 55 and older throughout the city. Clubs meet throughout the year and enjoy activities such as hiking, bowling, workshops, trips and a myriad of other activities and special events.