Emmy Award-winning journalist, is a former vice-president of Fox
Television station WNYW-TV (Channel 5 in New York). A
graduate of Baruch College, he began his career in 1960 as a staff
announcer and engineer for radio station WWRL in Queens. In
1963 he joined Radio Station WLIB as a general assignment reporter. After
one year he was promoted to News Director. As news director at
radio station WLIB, he produced several documentaries on the civil
rights movement and interviewed such advocates as Congressman
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm
X. In 1967 he joined Metro Media Brodcasting an a
general assignment Reporter. In 1968 McCreary conducted
a highly acclaimed special weekend seminar at Syracuse University
regarding race and politics in America. In
1970, he became the anchor and managing editor of "Black
News" at Metro Media. Bill McCreary was promoted
to co-anchor of "The 10 O'Clock News" in 1971.
In 1987, McCreary was promoted to a vice President for Fox Television
and given his own show (McCreary Report), where he was anchor
and executive producer.
Bill McCreary has
received numerous awards and citations for his work as a newscaster
and for his outstanding contributions to the African-American
community. Recognition of his accomplishments by civic
leaders and his peers include:
Emmy Awards -- one for the "The 10 O'Clock News" and
one for "Black News;"
Emmy Award nomination for the documentary "Following the
Daily News Front Page Award for outstanding achievement in "reporting
events and issues concerning the Metropolitan area and the minority
community in particular;"
NAACP's "Black Heritage Award" in 1987;
President David Dinkins' declaration of April 23, 1987, as "Bill
McCreary Day" in New York City;
award from the Food and Drug Administration for a series of
reports on the dangers of consuming "Argo Starch;"
Floyd Flake Image Award in October, 1990;
Mackee Williams Memorial Award in September, 1990;
Federation of Negro Civil Service Organizations, Inc. Distinguished
Service Award; and
Myopia International Research Foundation citation for helping
to improve public health standards.