Crysty Vaughan

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“This is home”. Born and raised in Irmo, I am a proud native of Columbia.                                                 

In a business that caters to change, I have been a constant at ABC Columbia News throughout my career.

I am an Emmy-nominated journalist and anchor various broadcasts for ABC Columbia. I am blessed to be able to bring the news to a community I grew up in. Through the years, I have worked my way up the ranks…taking on every role in the newsroom from producer and reporter to anchor. I just can‘t seem to leave this place!

I have received several awards, including an Associated Press award for consumer reporting and an Emmy Nomination for our news coverage of a deadly plane crash. I have had the opportunity to cover some of the biggest stories in the state, from politics to Presidential visits. One of my favorite interviews, a one on one with Herman Boone, the real coach who inspired the movie “Remember the Titans.”

I feel honored to be trusted with the responsibilities of delivering news and information that‘s important to the community I live in. I am a graduate of Irmo High School and a graduate of Winthrop University.

I am married to a former television reporter. I am a mommy. My husband and I are working on a major project: raising two young sons and a golden retriever…oh, and simply trying to keep our house intact.


City of Columbia to Host Open House on Zoning Ordinance

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Gas Prices on the Rise in Columbia

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Main St. Ice Closing for Season

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Autopsy Set in Sumter Death Investigation

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– An autopsy is scheduled Monday after a Sumter man was found dead Saturday morning, say police. Officials say they found 34 year old Jarvis Rush dead on East Newberry Avenue…


MLK Day Events in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Today is Martin Luther King Jr day and the Midlands is honoring the date with several events. The City of Columbia is hosting it’s 30th celebration at MLK park and community center…