Craig Stevens Profile
Craig Stevens is an American NATAS Silver Circle recipient and Emmy Award-winning journalist working for WSVN serving as an anchor. He has been working for the station since July 1992.
Craig Stevens Career
Stevens serves as the co-anchor of 7NEWS at 5, 6, 10, and 11 pm weeknights with Belkys Nerey. He has worked in television news for over 30 years, the majority of which he has spent in South Florida. Stevens has covered a wide range of stories for 7NEWS, including several hurricanes beginning with “Andrew,” the Oklahoma City bombing, and elections ranging from local to national, including the disputed 2000 Presidential Election from Austin, Texas. Additionally, he also spent weeks covering the assassination of fashion designer Gianni Versace and the manhunt for Andrew Cunanan, Pope John Paul II’s visits to Cuba and the United States, JFK’s death, the Elian Gonzalez saga, and Fidel Castro’s visit to the United Nations.
In 2015, he reported from Cuba on the raising of the flag at the US Embassy in Havana and Pope Francis’ visit. Craig has also covered major events such as Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s return to Haiti, the crash of “Valujet” flight 592, the deadly shootdown of two “Brothers to the Rescue” planes, the September 11th attacks, the start of the wars in Afghanistan, and Iraq, Castro’s handover of power to his brother, and President Obama’s 2016 state visit to Havana for 7NEWS. He hosted several hours of coverage of Castro’s death as well as the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018.
He recently played a key role in anchoring the coronavirus pandemic’s far-reaching impact in South Florida. Craig brought South Florida viewers interviews with President Trump, Former Vice President Joe Biden, and Senator Kamala Harris during the 2020 election season. Craig and Belkys hosted our presidential election night broadcast for the fifth time in November 2020, leading the WSVN news team for several hours of local coverage.
Stevens began his career in the mailroom of NBC NEWS in Washington in 1987. By election night 1988, while still a sophomore in college, he was working full-time as an assignment desk assistant in the NBC newsroom. As a production assistant, he eventually worked on shows like “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw,” “Today,” and “Meet the Press.”
He spent two years as a reporter and substitute anchor at WBBH-TV, the NBC affiliate in Fort Myers, beginning in 1990, before joining WSVN in 1992. Stevens left us in 1997 to anchor weekend news at our Boston sister station, NBC affiliate WHDH, though much of his work there was featured here at the time. He returned to WSVN in 1999 and anchored weekends as well as the 5:30 and 6:30 newscasts before taking on his current responsibilities in May 2001. Stevens devotes a significant amount of time to training future broadcast journalists. He was an adjunct professor at both the University of Miami and Barry University for several years.
Quick Facts About Craig Stevens
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Stevens launched WSVN’s initiative to improve relations between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve in 2016. He hosted the “Hope and Healing” town hall meeting, which was attended by members of Congress, state and local leaders, and law enforcement personnel.
Craig Stevens Age
Stevens’s age is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Stevens is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 50s.
Craig Stevens Height
Stevens stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Craig Stevens Family
Information regarding Stevens’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Craig Stevens Wife
Information about Stevens’s dating life is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. It is therefore not known if Stevens is engaged to someone or whether he is married. It is also not known if he has any children.
Craig Stevens Salary
Being one of the top journalists for WSVN, Stevens earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Craig Stevens Net Worth
Stevens has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a anchor.
Craig Stevens Awards
He has received numerous honors for his work and community contributions. He has seven Suncoast regional Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to his name (NATAS). Our team received the statues for outstanding coverage of Hurricane Dorian’s impact in the Bahamas, Hurricane Irma, Fidel Castro’s death, a deadly shooting at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, a dangerous chase on a South Florida highway, and a tornado in Broward County.
Craig was also honored by the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2014 with the prestigious “Silver Circle” award for his years of dedicated service to the Sunshine State television industry. Readers of the South Florida Gay News named him “Best Local TV Personality” in 2019 and again in 2020.
Furthermore, he was named a “Communicator of the Year” by the University of Miami in 2009. Craig was named “Best Local TV News Anchor” by “Florida Monthly” magazine in September 2005. Stevens also received the same honor from the Broward/Palm Beach “New Times” in 2003. In 2006, the city of Miami Beach presented him with a key to the city in recognition of his charitable efforts.
Craig Stevens Donations
Craig is involved in a number of charitable and non-profit organizations. He is a member of the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, where he also chairs a committee that mentors young television professionals from across the Southeast.
He is also a National Trustee for the organization. Stevens was the grand marshal of the Wilton Manors Stonewall Street Festival and Parade in 2003. He also hosted the annual AIDS Walk Miami for several years, raising funds to promote HIV awareness, prevention, testing, and treatment in the South Florida community.
Craig Stevens 7News WSVN
At 7News WSVN Stevens works alongside;
- Phil Ferro
- Mike DiPasquale
- Belkys Nerey
- Lynn Martinez
- Jeff Lennox
- Diana Diaz
- Alex de Armas
- Joe Roetz
- Lorena Estrada
- Donovan Campbell
- Vivian Gonzalez
- Brent Cameron
- Erika Delgado
- Ethan Calloway
- Robbin Simmons