Ed Crump - Senior reporter at ABC11 WTVD
Ed Crump came to ABC11 Eyewitness News in September of 1984. He is our senior reporter assigned to the Raleigh newsroom.

On his first day on the job, he was sent to cover Hurricane Diana. He spent the rest of that fall shadowing Senator Jesse Helms as he ran against Governor Jim Hunt, which is widely remembered as the most expensive and possibly dirtiest campaign in Senate history.

While attending college, Ed worked in radio and had an internship at Georgia Educational Television covering the Georgia Legislature and reporting on a nightly news show called The Lawmakers. Ed received his first full-time commercial employment at WMAZ-TV and radio, the CBS station in Macon, GA. There, he served as a reporter, weekend anchor, and producer. In 1981, he accepted a job as a reporter at WTVC-TV, an ABC affiliate in Chattanooga, TN. Ed attended the University of Georgia from 1975 to 1979, where he met his wife, Donna.

He graduated from the UGA Henry Grady School of Journalism, which awards one of the most prestigious honors in broadcasting -- the Peabody Award. He and his wife have one daughter, Kayla.

Email Ed at ed.crump@abc11.com.

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Ed's Stories
For-profit college ECPI University in Raleigh hoping VAX PASS system will encourage vaccinations
Students who are vaccinated can simply show the VAX PASS on their phones and skip any check-in line.
As mystery disease sickens songbirds, wildlife commission advises: Remove bird feeders
Some ornithologists think bird feeders and bird baths are part of the problem because, like humans, birds spread diseases when congregating.
Iconic Durham thrift store reopens with new mission
Thanks to the help of fans and a worker, the Nearly New Thrift Shop in Durham is experiencing a revival after having to close during the pandemic.
Chatham County solid waste swap shops help needy and environment
For Chatham County residents who have a collection center decal, everything at every shop in the county's 12 solid waste centers is free.
Ethics or etiquette: Is it offensive to ask someone's COVID vaccination status?
As the Delta variant rages across the country, a major societal question looms: Is it okay to ask someone their vaccination status?
Raleigh company leading research into COVID-19 booster trials
Once again the Triangle is on the cutting edge of research in the war against the pandemic as Wake Research conducts trials across the nation.
Some organizations support COVID vaccine requirement for nursing home staff as Delta variant surges
Nationally, 78% of long-term care residents are vaccinated against COVID while 56.7% of nursing home workers are vaccinated.
Home care program not keeping up with pandemic pay for nurses, family says
Nurses are in hot demand and a Triangle family says they are suffering because of it. The working parents of a 6-year-old with severe medical health issues fear they're going to lose their daughter's health nurse.
Triangle woman cautions vet tech shortage means plan ahead for emergencies
Veterinarians are staying busy during the pandemic but like many businesses, face staffing challenges that could affect care options.
'It's great to see': Sales of engagement rings are soaring
"Since COVID, a lot of couples have taken things in perspective and realized maybe that sometimes life is short and fragile and they might want to get going on their relationship."