WRAL-TV Wins duPont-Columbia Award

The Journey Alone

WRAL Documentary “The Journey Alone” recognized for excellence in journalism Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism has honored WRAL News with one of the most prestigious prizes in journalism: The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award. WRAL received the honor for the documentary “The Journey Alone” about the surge in illegal immigration of unaccompanied minors from Mexico. […]

On the Record: Faith, Fear and Freedom – Live This Thursday Night on WRAL

On the Record Special Edition

On Thursday night, December 17, 2015, at 7pm, WRAL News anchor David Crabtree will bring together Muslim leaders, scholars and community members for a conversation about how the anti-Muslim rhetoric is impacting how Muslims live, work and worship. That live, half-hour conversation will be followed by a rebroadcast of WRAL’s 2012 documentary on the subject. “On […]

WRAL-TV’s 2015 Coats for Children Telethon Raises Staggering $130,000

2015 WRAL-TV Coats for the Children Telethon

The weather was balmy but WRAL viewers were thinking about the upcoming chilly temperatures during the 27th Annual WRAL-TV Coats for the Children Campaign.  On Friday, December 11, 2015, generous viewers contributed a staggering $130,000 during the daylong telethon! “It was an amazing day!” said WRAL-TV Director of Local Production Phyllis Parish, the Executive Producer […]

Capitol Broadcasting Signs with Newsy for Millennial-Focused Video News Offering


Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., has entered into an agreement with over-the-top video news service Newsy to publish its daily news videos across three of Capitol Broadcasting’s news websites: WRAL.com, WRALSportsFan.com and HighSchoolOT.com. Newsy is the fast-growing millennial-focused journalism company that brings perspective and analysis to reporting on world and national news, including politics, entertainment, science […]

Safety Netting To Be Extended at Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Durham Bulls safety netting addition

New Protective Netting to Extend to Edge of DBAP Dugouts The Durham Bulls, in accordance with recommendations issued by Major League Baseball, will extend the protective netting behind home plate to cover the seating area behind both dugouts at Durham Bulls Athletic Park for the 2016 season. In response to injuries around Major League Baseball […]

Leadership Triangle Presents 2015 Goodmon Awards for Regional Collaboration

2015 Leadership Triangle Goodmon Awards

“We are better when we work together.” – CBC President CEO Jim Goodmon Capitol Broadcasting Company helped celebrate regionalism at the 2015 Leadership Triangle Awards Gala Wednesday, December 9, 2015.  The annual event took place at American Tobacco’s Bay 7 in downtown Durham with an opening reception followed by an Angus Barn catered dinner. The […]

David and Goliath: The Story of How WRAL-TV Came to Be

A. J. Fletcher

December 15, 1956 is the date WRAL-TV began broadcasting to viewers in eastern North Carolina. In order to understand why this station is so driven, one needs to have insight into its founder and the first leadership team. No one can tell the story better than Tom Campbell, host of the program “NC Spin”. He […]

Santa Helps Light Lucky Strike Tower

2015 American Tobacco Tower Lighting

In downtown Durham, the American Tobacco Historic District rang in the holiday season with the 11th annual lighting of the Lucky Strike Tower. Kids and parents alike were excited in the hours leading up to the lighting with some families arriving at the American Tobacco Campus as early as 3 p.m. “It’s a good time […]

Former Post 5 President Receives Diamante Award

Renee Chou & Diego Pineda

One of WRAL-TV’s former standout Explorer Post 5 members is continuing his dedication to journalism excellence in college.  Diego Pineda, Post 5 President last year, was awarded the youth accomplishment scholarship of the Latino Diamante Awards on Saturday night, October 24, 2015. Currently a freshman at Elon University, Pineda received the honor in recognition of […]

Triangle Business Journal Honors CBC on Healthiest Employer List for Third Year

TBJ Healthiest Employer Award

The Triangle Business Journal has once again selected Capitol Broadcasting Company as one of the Healthiest Employers in the Triangle.  CBC ranked #23 on the 2015 list, making this Top 25 for the third year running. Corp HR Generalist Katrina Brown accepted the award on behalf of CBC at a luncheon on Thursday, December 3rd.  […]