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 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 a golden retriever…oh, and simply trying to keep our house intact.


Lunar Eclipse Sunday: what you need to know

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — A lunar eclipse will take place Sunday night. ABC Columbia Chief Meteorologist, John Farley, explains what you need to know. The Lunar Eclipse starts at 10:34 pm. It will be total from 11:41 pm to 12:43…

Mayor Benjamin to deliver State of City address

COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO)– Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin has announced his plans to deliver the State of the City address. The Mayor will outline his plans for the new year in the address on January 29, 2019. WHO:          Mayor Steve Benjamin,…

Get your crime fighting on! Batman, Superman invade Columbia

script src=””></script> COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO)– From Batman to The Hulk, Super Heroes are invading Columbia. The Hall of Heroes BlockBuster Exhibit opens Sat., Jan. 19th at the South Carolina State Museum. ABC Columbia’s Curtis Wilson spoke with Jared Glover from…

New jobs coming to Richland County

COLUMBIA,  S.C (WOLO)– 25 new jobs are coming to Richland County. The Governor’s office says a manufacturing facility is locating to Richland County,  creating the new jobs. According to a release, Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. USA, a manufacturer of raw materials…

Special Olympics Torch Run kicks off at State House

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Raising money for our state’s bravest athletes one step at a time. The “South Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics” kicked off at the…

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