David Crabtree Biography
David Crabtree Age
David Crabtree is an American television anchor, journalist and deposed Episcopal clergyman. He is a presenter on WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC. In addition, he previously worked with KCNC-TV and KMGH-TV in Denver, and WITN-TV in Washington, North Carolina. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. The birthdates are not known.
David Crabtree Personal life
Crabtree is from Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated with a bachelors of science from Middle Tennessee State University.
He later studied divinity at Vanderbilt University and obtained a masters in theology from the Graduate Theological Foundation before enrolling as a masters student at Duke University’s Divinity School. Crabtree is divorced and has two daughters.
David Crabtree Relationship And Daughters
David Crabtree has not revealed the information regarding his personal life to the public.
There are no details regarding his past and present relationships. He has two daughters and one granddaughter.
David Crabtree Career
Crabtree started out his career as a musician, playing drums professionally with bands in Nashville and did session work for radio jingles, leading to a job as a radio disc jockey. He left radio to work as press secretary for the Tennessee House of Representatives.
Crabtree started his television career as a reporter on Nashville’s WKRN-TV. He later worked at KCNC-TV and KMGH-TV in Denver, Colorado, and WITN-TV in Washington, North Carolina. In 1994 he became a news anchor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Crabtree announced his retirement from WRAL in 2018 and was set to retire at the end of that year, but announced in November 2018 that he would postpone his retirement and continue working at WRAL until 2020.
David Crabtree Rumors And Controversy
There was a rumor that David might be retiring soon. Later, this rumor turned out to be true. Furthermore, he has been able to live a successful controversy-free career.
David Crabtree Awards
Crabtree has won 11 Emmy awards. He has also been named North Carolina Journalist of the Year four consecutive years by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas.
He has also received the Gabriel Award and Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award in 2007 for the documentary on living conditions for migrant workers in North Carolina.
Crabtree won a Midsouth Emmy award for coverage of the 2010 Haiti earthquake Crabtree was nominated in 2011 for a Midsouth Emmy for coverage of the funeral Elizabeth Edwards.
David Crabtree Ministerial Work
Crabtree was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church in 2004. He served as an assisting minister at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh from 2004 until 2018.
Crabtree was permanently suspended from ministry by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him in October 2018.
Crabtree made a personal statement explaining his removal from ministry, stating that he had engaged in a relationship with a woman that violated church law.