William Becton Interview, Part 1 and Part 2
Published: Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Updated: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 22:04
Video: William Becton attending the WTVD's 2010 Minority Advisory Committee meeting at N.C. Central University where his contribution to minority affairs in Durham were recognized.
J. William Becton, a self-described "Durhamite," has been in the media mix for decades. From his early beginnings as the Campus Echo sports editor at N.C. Central University to serving as the "godfather" of the WTVD Minority Advisory Committee, Becton has been involved.
Becton served several years in the Marine Corps before attending NCCU where he covered some of the biggest sports stories of University history as a 3-year sports editor for the paper.
He served as the first chairman of the WTVD Minority Advisory Committee from 1971-1986 and promoted awareness of issues concerning area minority communities as well as increased opportunities for minorities in the television industry.
In honor for these accomplishments and more, Becton was honored with an award during the WTVD Minority Advisory Committee's 23rd annual meeting on NCCU's campus on March 26. The award, presented by WTVD and the Advisory Minority Committee, was in honor of "historical contributions to the committee and exemplary service to the Durham community."