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.

I am proud to anchor ABC Columbia News at Five and 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 AP feature award. I also have 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 not one, but two golden retrievers…oh, and simply trying to keep our house intact.

Articles

Special Delivery by local Firefighters: Stork Award

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)-- A group of Columbia Firefighters were honored for helping a local couple deliver their baby. ABC Columbia’s Miya Payton was at the presentation as the Dempsey family thanked the crew on…

Columbia Fire battles blaze at abandoned apt. building

https://twitter.com/i/status/1453117467459522562 COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)--Columbia fire battled a blaze Tuesday afternoon at an abandoned apartment building. According to Fire officials, 1st Shift crews were on scene of the fire at an abandoned apartment building near Washington & Barnwell streets around 5:30pm.…

Cyber Talent Workshop featured at UofSC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)-- State leaders met Tuesday to discuss the future of cyber education and intelligence. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster was among those attending a cyber talent management workshop and discussion hosted by the…

Richland One School Board Special Election

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)-- Voters are heading to the polls Tuesday for the Richland School District One special election. Voters are filling the empty at-large seat on the school board. The candidates include Hamilton Jacobs,…