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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The crash happened Saturday morning after the car plunged off the McTeer Bridge. Five people were in the car when it was hit from behind and went off the bridge into the water below. A woman and three kids died.
The deadline to register to vote in South Carolina is less than two weeks away and the Board of Voter Registration in Beaufort County wants you to start thinking about what you are planning on doing for election day this November, and where you’re going to go.
Hilton Head Island beaches have seen some pretty choppy waters over the last few days. While Shore Beach Services says some people are coming out to enjoy the rougher surf, some people should stay away.
The Beaufort Police Department is trying to expand and stay up-to-date with new technologies. As a result, they have purchased a new device that they hope will reduce injuries in officer-related incidents.
South Carolina state health experts say they will be tracking COVID-19 numbers in schools. Starting Friday, they will post data twice every week showing how many students and teachers are infected by the virus.
Hilton Head Island Town Council has decided during an executive session to move forward with a lawsuit against Beaufort County for the law-enforcement service fee that is supposed to show up on this year’s taxes.