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

  Owners hopeful RBC Heritage crowds will help businesses after tough year

  Fewer cases of COVID-19 in Beaufort County leads to fewer testing sites in the Lowcountry

  Hilton Head town council to discuss renewing mask mandate

  Hilton Head seeing busy spring break season even amid pandemic

  Vaccine clinic held at Agape Family Life Center

Rep. Clyburn helps bring vaccine clinics to rural SC

  Lowcountry business owners begin to plan for a post-COVID future in Jasper Co.

  Nearly one year since deadly tornado in Hampton Co.

Estill town leaders bring COVID-19 vaccine clinic to downtown

  United Way, partners providing PPE in the Lowcountry

  Beaufort Co. School District making accommodations for students eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Lane closures to begin next week for Hwy. 17 widening project

  Public comments welcome during meeting on Southside Park improvements

  First day of expanded vaccine eligibility in South Carolina

  Vaccine eligibility expansion begins Wednesday in South Carolina

  Beaufort Water Festival will be held this summer

  Should you donate blood after receiving the COVID vaccine?

  Hilton Head Airport expands flight options

Maintenance on traffic signals, poles could impact traffic on HHI

  First day of new merged COVID vaccine clinic in Beaufort Co.

  Mitchelville Freedom Park named a National Historic Landmark

  Beaufort Police Department release 2020 crime report

  Training aimed at preventing opioid overdose deaths, Burton sees 222% increase in deaths in 2020

  Beaufort Co. teachers excited to be on vaccine eligible list

  Travel increasing at the Hilton Head airport

  Beaufort Police stepping up patrols after shooting

  New vaccination site to open next week in Bluffton

Businesses feeling pandemic impact on St. Patrick’s Day

  St. Patrick’s Day festivities head to the water to adhere to COVID guidelines

  Grievance Committee to continue deliberating former Jesup police chief’s firing