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
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

RSV Cases Are Rising Along With Expected Flu, COVID Surge

A French soldier with his dog Olaf who is wearing a vest with medals.

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

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

The Cost Of Being A Teacher

Angela Pike watches her fourth grade students at Lakewood Elementary School in Cecilia

Schools Face Massive Teacher Shortages

A person sprays for mosquitoes.

Surging Demand For Bug Spraying Is Hurting Other Animals

U.S. Capitol

Inflation Reduction Act Pushes Financial Incentives, Reduced Costs

A woman wheels a cart with her purchases out of a Walmart.

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

1972 photo of Elvis Presley.

Remembering Elvis 45 Years After Death

CDC scientists testing for poliovirus.

Vaccinations Urged After Polio Virus Detected In New York

Former NBA great Bill Russell speaks during a news conference

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

Tennis star Coco Gauff

Tennis Star Coco Gauff Caps Off Atlanta Return With Hometown Victory

Abortion clinic escorts

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.

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

A monarch butterfly.

Migratory Monarch Butterfly Added To Endangered Species List

Big Bird is shown on a sign near an entrance to Sesame Place.

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

Produce at a grocery store

Inflation, Surge In Prices Impacting Food Banks

Someone typing on a laptop

Research Shows Some Americans Are Almost Constantly On The Internet

An advertisement for Bitcoin, one of the main cryptocurrencies, is displayed on a building

Cryptocurrency Increasingly Used In Drug, Human Trafficking

Prices are shown at a gas station.

Gas Prices Are Dipping Down, But The Trend Might Not Last Long

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in London.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Battles To Hold His Job

Spectators watch as fireworks explode overhead during the Fourth of July

Firework Costs Skyrocketing Across The U.S.

Delta Air Lines plane.

Delta Pilots Picket Across The Country Demanding Increased Pay

Attorney Ben Crump

Ben Crump Netflix Documentary Debuts At American Black Film Fest

An electricity bill is shown.

How To Keep Predictably Higher Electricity Bills Down This Year

Rioters storm the Capitol on Jan. 6.

A Timeline Of What Happened On Jan. 6

Queen Elizabeth II

U.K. Prepares For Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee