CONGRATULATIONS TO BELKYS NEREY AND CRAIG STEVENS

THE DYNAMIC TV NEWS TEAM CELEBRATE THEIR 14TH ANNIVERSARY AS CO-ANCHORS

Story courtesy of The Sun Sentinal, by Johnny Diaz

“Tomorrow is 14 years,” WSVN-Ch. 7 anchor Craig Stevens said to his co-anchor, Belkys Nerey.
“What’s tomorrow?” she asked, perplexed.
“Our anniversary,” he deadpanned.
“I am the worst TV wife ever!” Nerey said with a laugh.

That playful back-and-forth banter in their newscasts and off-camera is the main reason Nerey and Stevens have been the lead anchor team at WSVN for 14 years — a rarity in the local TV news industry nowadays.

After 14 years, they have that easy relationship and compatibility that station managers and news directors hope for, because the audience sees comfortable, reliable and trusted news anchors.

Nerey joined WSVN in 1994 as a general assignment reporter. In 1997, she started co-anchoring the station’s popular entertainment gossip show, “Deco Drive.” Stevens became lead anchor in 2001.

Nerey refers to Stevens as the “ying to my yang.”

“The fun part about working with her is that you never know what’s coming, and that creates great TV,” Stevens said. “That has forced me to go with the flow.”

“There is never talking over each other,” Nerey added, with her signature cackle.

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