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

  Residents questioning how much Beaufort Co. School District’s bond referendum will cost taxpayers

  Burton Fire District to honor boat captain who saved man’s life

Hilton Head Island community reacts to 278 Expansion Project

  Beaufort Co. detectives believe new technology could help solve cold case murder

  HHI town council approves affordable housing measure

  HHI Town Council approves Gullah Geechee preservation project

  Burton Fire implements new program for building inspections

Chatham Co. Police raising awareness through social media during Suicide Prevention Month

  House of Rep. passes bill that would ban seismic testing on our coasts

  Beaufort County planning for remainder of hurricane season

  Beaufort County enforcing punishment for vaping in schools

  Community supporting St. Helena family in Hurricane Dorian aftermath

  Hurricane Dorian impacts sea turtle nests on Hunting Island

  Crews working to clear downed trees at Hunting Island State Park

  Longtime HHI resident evacuating for first time ahead of storm

  Pooler residents stock up ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Savannah city council considers funding for new parking garage

  Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School breaks ground on new CATE building

  Burton firefighters, crash victim visit high school to promote seat belt safety

  Tybee Island officials preparing for possible storm impact ahead of Labor Day Weekend

  Overcrowding at May River High School causes problems for students, teachers

Beaufort County assistant principal gets charged with a DUI

  HHI residents not on board with proposed electric go-kart track

  Road project to allow easier access to Hilton Head Island gas station

  Wright Family Historic Park breaks ground in Bluffton

  Beaufort County Schools staff, students excited for first day back

Lowcountry teachers break banks as students return to class

Officials warn against illegal dumping in Beaufort County

  Beaufort Co. School District using app to help meet student needs

  Lifeguards on Hilton Head Island emphasize jellyfish warning