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

  Hilton Head Island holds MLK celebration with pandemic safety precautions

  Plane makes emergency landing in Richmond Hill

Pandemic forces change to MLK celebrations in the Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

  Habitat for Humanity helps build benches to celebrate Beaufort’s history

  Beaufort Co. School System to take out loan after tax bills delayed

Lowcountry residents still waiting on stimulus check

  Phase 1A+ COVID-19 vaccine distribution starts Monday in Ga.

  Beaufort Co. School District discusses protocol for students learning when sick

  Burton Fire urging safety after 2 house fires

  South Carolina state senator responds to Wednesday’s riot at US Capitol

  Second dose of COVID-19 vaccine distributed in the Lowcountry

Lowcountry hospitals nearing capacity as COVID-19 cases rise

  Beaufort Co. students had option to return in-person 5 days a week

  S.C. DHEC urging people to stay safe during New Year’s Eve celebrations

  DHEC expanding COVID-19 testing in Beaufort Co.

  Phased roll out of COVID-19 vaccine continues in the Lowcountry

  Hilton Head Fire Department continues donation collection for charity

  Family brings joy to Lowcountry with lights display

Ga., SC highway patrols expecting busy roads for holiday travel

  Beaufort Police Department building named after late police chief

Lowcountry first responders waiting for vaccination update

  Health care workers begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine at Beaufort Memorial

  St. Joseph’s nurses support each other as vaccine rollout begins

  Lowcountry fire departments team up to demonstrate dangers of Christmas tree fires

  Beaufort mayor settling in one week after taking office

  Bluffton food pantry prepares to hand out holiday meals

  Hilton Head, Beaufort Co. governments to go to court over sheriff’s office service fee

  Lowcountry hospitals awaiting shipments of vaccine

  Police use new technology to safely subdue subject

  Police make arrest in hit-and-run that killed a 4-year-old boy in Varnville