David Crabtree Biography
David Crabtree is an American Emmy Award-winning Anchor/Reporter (retired) and Former Clergyman working for PBS North Carolina. There he serves as the Chief Executive Officer. He is known for having worked for WRAL.
David Crabtree Age
Crabtree is 71 years old as of 2021. He was born in 1950 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.
David Crabtree Height
Crabtree stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
David Crabtree Family
Crabtree has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Crabtree has any siblings.
David Crabtree Wife
Crabtree is married and together with his wife has two grown daughters; one granddaughter and one grandson.
David Crabtree Net Worth
Crabtree has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.
David Crabtree Salary
Crabtree earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
David Crabtree Education
Middle Tennessee State University awarded him a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He went on to study divinity at Vanderbilt University and earned a master’s in theology from the Graduate Theological Foundation before enrolling at Duke University’s Divinity School to pursue his master’s degree.
David Crabtree Career
Crabtree serves at PBS North Carolina as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Before joining PBS, he worked for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina as the lead news anchor. He worked for WRAL for more than 30 years and resigned in March 2022. In his departure from WRAL, he stated “Retirement is not really a word how to define it”. In 1994, he joined WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, as a news anchor. Crabtree announced his retirement from WRAL in 2018 and was scheduled to leave at the end of the year, but in November 2018, he announced that he would delay his retirement and continue working at the station.
Crabtree began his career as a drummer, playing drums in Nashville bands and doing session work for radio jingles, which led to a job as a radio disc jockey. He quit radio to serve as the Tennessee House of Representatives press secretary. Crabtree began his television career as a reporter for WKRN-TV in Nashville. Later, he served at Denver’s KCNC-TV and KMGH-TV, as well as Washington, North Carolina’s WITN-TV.
Crabtree has received 11 Emmy Awards and has been named North Carolina Journalist of the Year by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas for four years in a row. In 2007, he won the Gabriel Award and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for his documentary on migrant workers’ living conditions in North Carolina. For her coverage of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Crabtree earned a Midsouth Emmy award. Crabtree was nominated for a Midsouth Emmy for cover design in 2011. For her coverage of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Crabtree earned a Midsouth Emmy award. Crabtree was nominated for a Midsouth Emmy in 2011 for her coverage of Elizabeth Edwards’ funeral.
In 2004, Crabtree was ordained as an Episcopal deacon. From 2004 to 2018, he worked as an assisting priest at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh. After accusations of sexual assault were brought against him in October 2018, Crabtree was indefinitely removed from ministry by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Crabtree issued a personal statement justifying his dismissal from the ministry, claiming that he had a consensual relationship with a woman that was against church law.
David Crabtree WRAL
Crabtree has worked at WRAL where he worked alongside other famous WRAL anchors and reporters including;
- Sloane Heffernan
- Brett Knese
- Leslie Moreno
- Adam Owens
- Mike Maze
- Zach Maloch
- Elizabeth Gardner
- Kat Cambell
- Ken Smith
- Renee Chou
- Cullen Browder
- Mark Boyle
David Crabtree Social Media Platforms
Crabtree is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 5.6k followers on Twitter, over 657 followers on Instagram, and over 4.8k followers on Facebook.