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

Pandemic forces change to MLK celebrations in the Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

Lowcountry fire departments team up to demonstrate dangers of Christmas tree fires

Beaufort Co. seeing record number of early voters, many first time voters

Hilton Head council candidates discuss COVID-19, economic development

2020 RBC Heritage underway on Hilton Head Island

5 dead after EF-3 tornado passes through Hampton County, S.C.

New machines available to Lowcountry voters this week

SCDNR: Investigation into injured opossum ‘inconclusive’

Woman makes gift bags for Savannah nursing home residents

Hilton Head airport expanding flight options for travelers

Savannah Man gets reunited with class ring after 27 years

Free parking in Beaufort for the holidays

Dog who saved owner from fire honored by Lowcountry firefighters

Hilton Head Island wants community input to revamp parks

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

Beaufort Co. preparing ahead of Tropical Storm Nestor

Beaufort County testing new voting machines

  Dog honored after waking owner up during Beaufort County house fire

Beaufort County testing new voting machines ahead of election

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

  Hurricane Dorian impacts sea turtle nests on Hunting Island