Raleigh Anchor Says He’s No Longer Retiring

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

WRAL anchor David Crabtree isn’t going anywhere.

Last year, TVSpy reported the longtime Raleigh, N.C. anchor would leave at the end of December. Yesterday, Crabtree announced he was postponing his leave and will stay on for another two years as the 5 and 6 p.m. anchor.

“I’ve got some unfinished business here … there are still interviews to be had and a community to be served … I was re-energized during coverage where else do you get an opportunity to make a difference for people and to have THEM make such a difference in you? I felt summoned to continue to do this work,” he said in a statement.


Crabtree has been in the TV news business for more than 35 years. He took over as the station’s main anchor in 1994.