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Lion - Emmy Award Winning Lincoln Alumnus Joins NBC10 As Reporter And Weekend Anchor

reporter-350w-cropped.jpgIn October, Lincoln alumnus Dray Clark ’00 joined NBC10 news in Philadelphia as a reporter and weekend anchor.

For the past 17 years, Clark has been a staple in the news industry. Since graduating from Lincoln University, the Chester County native has worked at various news stations throughout the U.S. His penchant for storytelling and prowess in front of the camera earned him numerous accolades including three Emmys and awards from the Press Club of Cleveland and the Associated Press.

Clark, a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, launched his career in Macon, Georgia, before working at television stations in Cleveland, Ohio, and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Clark gained national attention while working in Michigan as a journalist when he and his team profiled the three children of a family who suffered from Metachromatic Leukodystrophy.

reporter-350w-2.jpgIn 2008, Clark returned to Philadelphia where he worked as a reporter and anchor at KYW-TV. In 2013, Clark joined WABC in New York as a reporter and news anchor. 

Clark’s talent and passion for the news are what led him to NBC10. “As a reporter, I get the chance to tell stories, a chance to shed light on a dark situation or help people find solutions through our storytelling and their willingness to open up,” he said in a recent NBC10 news release “As an anchor, you’re the facilitator of a conversation. You’re delivering the news of the day and trying to do it in a very conversational and welcoming way, much like you would do with your friends or family at home. The most important aspect is gaining the viewers’ trust. It’s a real privilege to hold the position.” 

Outside of work, Clark is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and a family man. When not on air, he spends time with his son and daughter and is an advocate for empowering youth in his local community. Clark can be seen giving motivational talks to parents, students, and church groups. 

This story originally appeared in the Spring 2018 Lion.

By Devin Bonner, Office of Communications and Public Relations