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

  Marines consider closing Parris Island; state representatives worried about financial impact

  Lowcountry hospital offers quick and easy mammograms

  Beaufort Co. community honors boy killed in crash

  Hilton Head Island council suspends search for new town manager

  Beaufort Co. zoning board denies 2 controversial projects

  Residents opposed to location of proposed sand mine on Daufuskie Island

  Family of pregnant woman, 3 kids killed in crash asking for help with expenses

  National Voter Registration Day urging everyone to sign up to vote

  Lowcountry small businesses start to bounce back amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Beaufort Co. polling changes ahead of Nov. election

  Hybrid in-person learning begins Oct. 5 for Beaufort Co. students

  Town of Bluffton selects first female chief of police

  Safety precautions for rough water at HHI beaches

  Beaufort Police working to be more transparent by adding new data to website

  City of Beaufort to discuss panhandling, public sleeping rules

  Some Jasper Co. students return to school in-person as part of phased re-entry plan

  Town of Hilton Head moves forward with legal action against Beaufort County

  Beaufort Fire Department receives DHS grant

  Record turnout expected ahead of 2020 election

  Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield holds 9/11 Remembrance Run/Walk

  Beaufort officers to use new restraining device to help reduce injuries

  Over 600 new poll workers in Beaufort Co.

  Students, teachers return to class virtually in Beaufort Co.

  Hilton Head Island safety preparations ahead of Labor Day weekend

  S.C. DHEC to track how many teachers, students infected by COVID-19

  No doctor referral needed for COVID-19 testing at HHI Regional

  4 finalists selected in search for Bluffton’s next police chief

  Beaufort Co. teachers preparing for first day of school

  HHI Town Council plans to move forward with lawsuit over policing fee imposed by county

  League of Women Voters encouraging voter participation in 2020 election