David Crabtree

David Crabtree

Anchor/reporter

Professional Experience:
1994 to present: anchor/reporter, WRAL-TV; 1991 to 1994: anchor/reporter, 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.

Awards & Recognition:

DuPont Award, 13 Emmys, Radio Television News Directors Association Reporter of the Year (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001), Gabriel Award, 2014 North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Anchor of the Year, 2014 Radio Television Digital Association of the Carolinas 2014 Anchor of the Year

News Philosophy:
To serve the community, to educate, enlighten and empower. Our focus must be to strive for fairness, accuracy and compassion.

Education:
Bachelor of Science, Middle Tennessee State University; attended Vanderbilt University School of Divinity; master's degree in Theology with coursework at Oxford University, Oxford, England; working on a master's in Divinity at Duke University.

Birthplace:
Nashville, Tenn.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement:

Community involvement: Ordained in 2004 as vocational deacon in the Episcopal Church with a focus on death row and hospice care. Enjoys tennis, sailing, theater, reading and walking.

Family:
Two daughters; one granddaughter

Favorite Books & Movies:
Books: "Les Miserables," "Leaving Church," "My Losing Season," "Thirteen Moons," "The Jokes of Sigmund Freud: A Study in Humor and Jewish Identity;" movies: "The Ninth Day", "Nebraska," "It's a Wonderful Life"

Likes Best About North Carolina:

Its people and the coastline.

Most Memorable Assignments:
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." Covering three Flights of Honor with WWII vets, hosting On the Record.