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Stephen Graddick IV

Morning Rush Anchor

Stephen is Co-Host of Newsy’s Morning Rush 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
Outside "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" in Atlanta.
Scripps NewsEntertainment

Take a tour through an immersive Harry Potter exhibit

Student Raymond Doe speaking with Scripps News' Stephen Graddick
Scripps NewsBusiness

The US is facing a critical shortage of high tech engineers

Woman using the Flowly VR
Scripps NewsScience and Health

Meditation apps to help restore calm and lower stress

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker looks to supporters after he defeated GOP challenger Darren Bailey
Nam Y. Huh / APPolitics

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.
Orlando Sentinel / APWorld

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.
National Institute on Aging, NIH via APScience and Health

Study: New Drug Appears To Slow Alzheimer's

Travelers pass a sign near a COVID-19 testing site at Logan Airport.
Charles Krupa / APScience and Health

Experts Are Expecting A Rise In Flu Cases Post-Thanksgiving

Santa Claus waves from atop a float.
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / APLife

Naughty Or Nice: Potential Santa Shortage This Christmas Season

A cooked turkey is shown.

Food Prices Are Affecting Many Americans' Typical Thanksgiving Meal

A sign announces the memorial service for slain rapper Takeoff at Atlanta's State Farm Arena.

Crowds Gather In Atlanta, Georgia For Takeoff's Celebration Of Life

Microscopic image of RSV
APScience and Health

RSV Cases Are Rising Along With Expected Flu, COVID Surge

A French soldier with his dog Olaf who is wearing a vest with medals.
Christophe Ena / APWorld

France Inaugurates Memorial To 'Hero Dogs'

British Prime Minister Liz Truss leaves Downing Street.

British Prime Minister Liz Truss Is Already Facing An Uncertain Future

Shaquille O'Neal
Alan Diaz / APBusiness

Papa John's And Shaq Team Up To Help College Students Pay Tuition

Laiah Collins, 4, and Charisma Edwards, 5, work with Davetra Richardson in a classroom
Nam Y. Huh / APU.S.

The Cost Of Being A Teacher

Angela Pike watches her fourth grade students at Lakewood Elementary School in Cecilia
Timothy D. Easley / APU.S.

Schools Face Massive Teacher Shortages

A person sprays for mosquitoes.
John Flesher / APScience and Health

Surging Demand For Bug Spraying Is Hurting Other Animals

U.S. Capitol
Susan Walsh / APPolitics

Inflation Reduction Act Pushes Financial Incentives, Reduced Costs

A woman wheels a cart with her purchases out of a Walmart.
Charles Krupa / APBusiness

U.S. Retail Sales Were Flat In July As Inflation Takes A Toll

1972 photo of Elvis Presley.
AP PhotoEntertainment

Remembering Elvis 45 Years After Death

CDC scientists testing for poliovirus.
CDC / James Gathany / Holly PatrickScience and Health

Vaccinations Urged After Polio Virus Detected In New York

Former NBA great Bill Russell speaks during a news conference
Matt Slocum / APObituaries

Bill Russell, NBA Great And Celtics Legend, Dies At 88

Tennis star Coco Gauff
Alastair Grant / APSports

Tennis Star Coco Gauff Caps Off Atlanta Return With Hometown Victory

Abortion clinic escorts
Derek Montgomery / APPolitics

The Real-World Impacts Of Abortion Laws

A woman peeks through the window of a liquor store while waiting in line to purchase a Mega Millions lottery ticket.
Jae C. Hong / APU.S.

What Should You Do If You Win The Mega Millions Jackpot?

A monarch butterfly.
Gregory Bull / APScience and Health

Migratory Monarch Butterfly Added To Endangered Species List

Big Bird is shown on a sign near an entrance to Sesame Place.
Jeff Chiu / APU.S.

Family Says Sesame Place Character Deliberately Ignored Black Children

A man walks in the water as the sun rises above the lake.

Experts Share Tips On How To Handle The Current Dangerous Heat Wave