Kristen Rary

Kristen Rary


Savannah, GA

Kristen Rary is the Lowcountry Reporter for WTOC. She is an Atlanta native and joined the WTOC team in June of 2019.

While at The University of Georgia, Kristen earned a Bachelors in Journalism and a Bachelors in Political Science. She also reported and anchored for UGA's Grady Newsource. While in school Kristen was awarded a Hearst award for her work covering deaf accessibility and limitations at the University. She was also named a Deborah Norville Scholar for her political coverage leading up to the 2018 midterm elections.

Prior to her work at WTOC, Kristen spent time in newsrooms such as Atlanta's WSB-TV and D.C.'s WRC-TV, where she learned the skills she needs to report on the Lowcountry and greater Savannah area.

Kristen is excited to get to know the people of Savannah and South Carolina, so if you see her around please stop and say hello! She loves to learn more about people, and definitely won't turn down restaurant suggestions!

If you have any tips that you think Kristen should investigate, please email her at


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Recent Articles by Kristen

  Crowds expected in Downtown Savannah over Fourth of July weekend

  Busy holiday weekend expected on Hilton Head Island

  Mask mandate in place for Hilton Head Island over holiday weekend

  First day of new mask mandate in Beaufort

  Town of Hilton Head Island warning visitors of face mask ordinance

  Beaufort Memorial warning about spread of COVID-19

  COVID-19 not slowing fireworks sales

  Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry reopens

  Hilton Head Island considering options to encourage more mask use

  Burton Fire District receives new advance life support engine

  Beaufort Co. school district leaders speak about plans for upcoming school year

  Beaufort Co. schools team up with United Way to support summer reading

  Hilton Head Island mayor comments on rising COVID-19 cases

  Bluffton declares Juneteenth a town holiday, hosts celebration with community

  2020 RBC Heritage underway on Hilton Head Island

  Plants added to Hunting Island to help fortify dunes

  Beaufort Memorial reports increase in young patients with COVID-19

  Lowcountry restaurant taking extra steps to keep everyone safe from COVID-19

  Beaufort County School District providing meals to students through June

  Two people injured in shooting in parking lot near Coligny Beach

  Hilton Head Regional has not seen increase in COVID-19 cases

  Beaufort County School District calendar finalized

  Beaufort Co. school construction still on schedule

  Beaufort Co. seeing steady voter turnout

  Critter Management reminding everyone not to feed alligators

  Bluffton mayor believes uptick in COVID-19 cases is related to expanded testing

  Work continues on Bluffton Veterans Memorial

Jasper Co. Emergency Services prepared for hurricane season

  Drive-thru graduation for May River seniors

  Protests held in Beaufort after death of George Floyd