Anchor of 7 NEWS at 5, 6, and 10pm
With Co-Anchor Belkys Nerey
Craig Stevens co-anchors 7NEWS HD at 5:00, 6:00, 10:00, and 11:00pm weeknights with Belkys Nerey. He also co-anchors two daily webcasts on WSVN.COM. He has been an anchor and reporter for nearly 20-years.
At 7NEWS, Stevens has reported a wide range of stories: several hurricanes beginning with "Andrew," the Oklahoma City bombing, elections from the local level to national races, including the disputed 2000 Presidential Election from Austin, Texas. He spent weeks following the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace and the manhunt for Andrew Cunanan, Pope John Paul II's visits to Cuba and the United States, the death of JFK, Jr., the Elian Gonzalez saga, and Fidel Castro's visit to the United Nations.
Craig has also anchored 7NEWS coverage of such major events 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 launch of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and Castro's transfer of power to his brother.
Stevens began his career in 1987 in the mailroom at NBC NEWS in Washington. By election night 1988, while still a sophomore in college, he was working full-time in the NBC newsroom as an assignment desk assistant. Eventually, he worked on such programs as "NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw," "Today," and "Meet the Press" as a production assistant.
Beginning in 1990, he spent two years as a reporter and substitute anchor at WBBH-TV, the NBC affiliate in Fort Myers, before joining WSVN in 1992. Stevens left us for a brief stint in 1997, to anchor weekend news at our Boston sister-station, NBC affiliate WHDH, though during that time, much of his work there, was featured here. He returned to WSVN in 1999, anchored weekends and the 5:30 and 6:30 newscasts, before assuming his current duties in May 2001.
Craig is active in a number of charities and organizations. In 2009, He was elected to the Board of Trustees for the United Way of Miami-Dade. He also serves as WSVN's spokesman for "Habitat for Humanity," which seeks to improve our community by promoting home ownership. Stevens serves as a vice-president of the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) where he also chairs a committee that specializes in mentoring young TV professionals throughout the southeastern United States.
In January 2009, Stevens joined the adjunct faculty at Barry University in Miami Shores, teaching a course in the department of communication.
Craig has received several honors for his work. In September 2005, "Florida Monthly" magazine named Craig "Best Local TV News Anchor". The Broward/Palm Beach "New Times" awarded Stevens with the same distinction in 2003. The city of Miami Beach awarded him a key to the city in 2006, recognizing his charitable efforts. The Florida State School Board Association awarded Craig for his reporting on Education in 1991.
He is a native of Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, and, in 1990, graduated The American University in Washington, D.C. with a major in Communication (Print Journalism) and a minor in History.
Craig lives in Miami Beach with his black lab "Jack."