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

  Man says he found marijuana in his McDonald’s sweet tea on HHI

  JCSO makes arrests in early morning shooting, bullets hit house

  Craig Harney selected for the Junior Achievement Savannah Business Hall of Fame

  Voters approve bond referendum in Beaufort County

  Superintendent breaks down countywide school bond referendum

  Investigation underway after teen’s body found in marsh in Beaufort County

  Savannah residents prepare for Election Day

  SCAD Savannah Film Festival brings big names to Savannah

  Early voting in Beaufort Co. ends on Monday

  'Million Father March’ held to show importance of the presence of dads

Residents take part in Teal Pumpkin Project to offer candy alternatives for Halloween night

  Hilton Head Island wants community input to revamp parks

  Burton woman found guilty of murdering disabled neighbor

  Hilton Head mayor reflects on D.C. trip, meeting President Trump

  Beaufort Co. clears up school lockdown, threat rumors

  Burton Fire helps find body of a 5-year-old girl in Richland landfill

  Excitement, concern for new eco-friendly hotel proposal on Bay Point Island

  Residents still feeling impact of Able Contracting Fire

  Beaufort Co. adding extra day to vote this weekend

  New lawsuit filed in relation to deadly Lowcountry boating crash

Jasper County schools working to improve education

  Ransomware attack may be affecting 911, emergency dispatch in Jasper Co.

  Beaufort Co. preparing ahead of Tropical Storm Nestor

  City council forum held in Richmond Hill

Jasper Co. Sheriff’s Office is fighting county-wide drug problem

  Traffic stop leads to drug currency bust by JCSO

  County computers attacked by ransomware in Jasper County

  HHI mayor receives invitation to White House event

Burton Fire District awarded for Jacob Kits

Beaufort County testing new voting machines