Jason Raven

Jason Raven


Columbia, SC

Jason Raven joined the WIS Team in October 2018.

Jason comes to WIS after two years at WRDW/WAGT in Augusta, Georgia.

Before his time in the Peach State, Jason worked at SNN, the Suncoast News Network in Sarasota, Florida. He has covered a wide range of stories while in Georgia and Florida.

Jason loves storytelling and is looking forward to telling the stories of the Palmetto State.

Jason was born in Panama City, Panama, and is fluent in Spanish. He is from a military family and he has lived in Germany, North Dakota, Texas, Georgia and Florida.

Jason is a proud graduate of the University of South Florida. When he isn’t working, Jason is cheering on his USF Bulls, the Tampa Bay Lightning, Buccaneers, and Rays.

He enjoys spending time outdoors and is looking forward to exploring what the Columbia area has to offer. Jason also loves trying local restaurants, so be sure to share any recommendations you have. If you want to connect with Jason you can email him at jraven@wistv.com, follow him on Twitter (@JasonWISTV) or you can like his Facebook page (Jason Raven).

Recent Articles by Jason

WATCH: Vice President Mike Pence campaigns in the Upstate

Department of Justice backs McMaster’s petition for rehearing in SAFE Grants case

School choice advocates say thousands of SC families wanted SAFE Grants

Hazard pay for state workers, teacher pay increases on hold until 2021

Federal judge says you won’t need a witness signature for your absentee ballot this November

SC lawmakers vote to expand absentee voting due to COVID-19 pandemic

  State lawmakers to work on budget, considering hazard pay for some state workers

  Health officials providing online counts of COVID-19 cases in public, private schools

SLED agents investigating 3 possible absentee voter fraud cases

SC Senate approves expansion of absentee voting for November election

SC school buses will be disinfected with electrostatic sprayers

SC education leaders discuss survey results regarding teachers’ COVID experiences

South Carolina is testing out a new way to get lessons to students without internet access

‘Motor March’: SC For Ed host protest to continue virtual learning amidst COVID-19 outbreak

VA Secretary: More facilities, resources could be coming to SC to keep up with growing veteran population

SC school districts have connected with about half of the students they haven’t heard from since March

Sen. Graham urges SC residents to wear a mask during COVID-19 pandemic

SC Department of Corrections starting targeted testing at ‘hotspot’ facilities to slow spread of COVID-19

SC schools report more than 16,000 students have been unaccounted for since statewide school closures

South Carolina running low on supply of blood plasma treatment for COVID-19 patients

SC House approves CARES Act allocation plan, bill headed to Governor’s desk

SC House Speaker creates Equitable Justice System and Law Enforcement Reform Committee

Some SC private schools potentially closing due to financial strain on families caused by pandemic

Critics of ‘Certificate of Need’ regulations say COVID-19 pandemic shows why it needs to be repealed

How the COVID-19 is magnifying South Carolina’s ‘digital divide’

Sen. Lindsey Graham shares plans to expand PPE production in US

Some SC breweries dumping out unsold beer because of COVID-19 shutdown

Group of lawmakers, hairstylists urge SC governor to allow barbershops and salons to reopen

South Carolinians who have recovered from the coronavirus donate plasma to help severely-ill patients

  SC scientist, UofSC professor warns coronavirus cases could skyrocket in April