"No matter where I am or what story I’m covering, there are always kind people. I just have to look."
Crystal joined the KSTP news team in June 2019. She came from New York City where she worked as a news reporter and multi-media journalist. She’s also worked as a reporter in Washington state and Rhode Island. Crystal started her journalism career in Hawaii at the news assignment desk shortly after graduating from Tufts University.
Crystal was voted by southern New England viewers as best female news reporter in 2017 and 2018. She also won first place honors from the Society of Professional Journalists for solo breaking news coverage at a near-deadly SWAT standoff in Washington state. She's covered high-profiles trials, including the Michelle Carter manslaughter / suicide case and the former Patriot's tight end Aaron Hernandez's double murder case. In Rhode Island, Crystal also worked with the local FBI to investigate connections in local bank robberies.
Crystal has a double-degree in English and Women's studies and a minor in communications and media studies from Tufts University, near Boston.
Crystal loves spending time with her new rescue dog, Scout. She’s a young Labrador-Retriever mix who is excited to be outside and to play with other dogs. Crystal also enjoys pretty much everything in the water - paddle boarding, swimming, and kayaking. She loves to solo travel and has explored Costa Rica and Bermuda on her own! She’s looking forward to more road trips in the Midwest and seeing more countries around the world.