Stephen Graddick IV

Stephen Graddick IV

Stephen Graddick IV


Stephen is a Scripps News anchor and award-winning environmentalist; Stephen combines the art of storytelling and the narratives of the unheard to weave together anecdotes that inspire action and cultivate renewed responsibility. Stephen’s journalistic style bridges the gap between communities and governance. Stephen’s experiences in journalism cross industry lines, accentuates the richness and beauty of diverse cultures, and journeys into uncharted territories to unearth the shared stories of his audiences. Selected by NBC as one of the Top 32 Emerging Television Hosts in 2018, Stephen’s work has led him to rooms filled with dignitaries and neighborhoods filled with every day, working people. Regardless of the platform, Stephen remains committed to sharing the truth via the lived experiences of communities —no matter the risk —at home or internationally.

Recent Work
Jerry Moss, right, and Herb Alpert, co-founders of A&M Records.

Jerry Moss: A trailblazing music mogul whose legacy shaped an era

People walk through the airport.

These are the busiest airports for summer travel

Student debt relief advocates gather outside the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court ruling on student loan debt relief expected in June

New $1 bills are cut and stacked

The debt ceiling could hurt your 401(k). Here's what you need to know

Morehouse College entrance

HBCU students move to make chess more diverse

Someone counts $20 bills

What will happen to Social Security if government defaults on debt?

A teacher talks to a student.

A closer look at why teachers are pushing for higher pay

Striking members and supporters of the Writers Guild of America walk the picket line.

The entertainment industry is pushing to protect itself from AI

Democratic candidate for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams

Rise of Black-owned businesses is changing entrepreneurship

A cart holding groceries is pushed through a supermarket.

US inflation rate below 5% for first time in 2 years

People walk at a fashion show.

These thrifters are helping the planet while keeping it fashionable

Woman remote working

Remote work leaving young workers without supervision

Aimee Copeland in her wheelchair

Advocate pushes for all-terrain wheelchairs at Georgia state parks

a picture of a golf course on water

Photographer shares passion of capturing the beauty of golf courses

People fill a beach in Cancun, Mexico.

Recent crime in Mexico is affecting spring break plans

Robots speaking to a person.

The rise of social robots and their emergence in helping human psyche

Floodwaters slowly recede in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Lafitte, Louisiana

New Orleans seeing more hurricanes, flooding, extreme heat

Jonathan Cox sits at his desk.

Stop W.O.K.E. Act is keeping some Florida professors from teaching

Ricci deForest at WERD radio station

Preserving the legacy of America's first Black radio station

Outside "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" in Atlanta.

Take a tour through an immersive Harry Potter exhibit

Student Raymond Doe speaking with Scripps News' Stephen Graddick

The US is facing a critical shortage of high tech engineers

Woman using the Flowly VR

Meditation apps to help restore calm and lower stress

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker looks to supporters after he defeated GOP challenger Darren Bailey

Illinois governor bans the possession or sale of semiautomatic weapons

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's former president, meets with supporters outside a vacation home in Florida.

As Brazilian Officials Disperse Rioters, Bolsonaro Remains In Florida

Volunteers at Bike Alpharetta repairing a bike

City In Georgia Is Repairing Bikes For Families In Need This Holiday

Shanquella Robinson's father, Bernard Robinson

Shanquella Robinson's Father Speaks Out Regarding Her Death

An image of cells in an Alzheimer’s affected brain.

Study: New Drug Appears To Slow Alzheimer's

Travelers pass a sign near a COVID-19 testing site at Logan Airport.

Experts Are Expecting A Rise In Flu Cases Post-Thanksgiving

Santa Claus waves from atop a float.

Naughty Or Nice: Potential Santa Shortage This Christmas Season

A cooked turkey is shown.

Food Prices Are Affecting Many Americans' Typical Thanksgiving Meal