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

  Hardeeville rescue gives update on 25 dogs saved from hoarding situation

  Royal Live Oaks Academy holds ribbon cutting

  New park opens in Beaufort County

  New benches showcase town history in Beaufort

  Lowcountry organization holds meeting to discuss ways to notice, combat human trafficking

  Fire department proposing developmental impact fee for Beaufort

  March held in Bluffton to remember Martin Luther King Jr.

  Board of directors decides to cull deer from Hilton Head gated community

  Judge rules in favor of electric go-kart track on Hilton Head Island

  Council discussing workforce housing on Hilton Head Island

  S.C. preparing for Presidential Primary at the end of February

  SCDNR: Investigation into injured opossum ‘inconclusive’

  Troopers, firefighters show dangers of the roadway to Lowcountry students

Construction begins on new wings at May River High, River Ridge Academy

  Beaufort teen shot before drowning in marsh

  1 dead, 2 injured in Jasper County shooting

  Burton Fire District working to expand reach after answering more calls in 2019

  Hardeeville animal rescue helps hoarded dogs

  Fire destroys Brunson Laundry & Cleaners in Hampton Co.

  Port Wentworth City Council sworn in, new administration working to solve problems

New Pooler mayor, council members sworn in

  Massive pile of trash is almost gone in Jasper Co.

  State park admission price increasing in S.C.

  Dry Christmas trees a fire hazard

New Year’s Eve cleanup falls on City of Savannah

Lowcountry stores see little impact from change in Ga. fireworks law

  Bluffton Police hoping you have a safe New Year’s Eve

Many Christmas decorations are not recyclable

  ‘Mysterious Santa’ makes sure no one spends Christmas in the hospital alone

  Day after Christmas to be a busy travel day