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 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.


Carraway Park in West Columbia to temporarily close

West Columbia , SC (WOLO)-- Carraway Park in West Columbia  will temporarily close, beginning Monday, January 27, 2020, say city officials. The park is located at 212 Hudson Street. City officials say the closure is necessary to complete contractor duties…

KISS, Post Malone and more taking the stage in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO–The Colonial Life Arena continues to pack the concert schedule for 2020. Here’s Crysty Vaughan with a look. Rock band KISS is coming to Columbia and they announced a special guest…

Local Living: Sherlock Holmes heads to the State Museum

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)--Topping our look at Local Living, calling all sleuths! The South Carolina State Museum is unveiling the secrets of one of the most revolutionary literary detectives in history. You can…

Lexington County Coroner identifies person struck and killed in roadway

LEXINGTON, SC (WOLO)--  The Lexington County Coroner has identified the pedestrian who died after  being struck by a car Thursday. Investigators say the accident happened around 10:00 P.M. near the intersection of Boiling Springs Road and Bethany Church Road. According…