Crystal Cranmore | ABC7 WABC News Team
Crystal Cranmore is the Race and Culture Reporter for WABC-TV's Eyewitness News, New York's #1 News.

Crystal is thrilled to be back home to tell your stories as a member of the legendary Channel 7 Eyewitness News Team - a dream come true! She was born in Manhattan and raised in Maplewood, N.J.

Prior to joining WABC-TV, Crystal reported for KYW-TV in Philadelphia. She chased breaking news, covered general assignment and feature stories, and contributed enterprise stories. One Emmy-nominated investigative story she did led to a change in Philadelphia's fire escape inspection regulations.

Before Philly, Crystal was a Reporter and fill-in Anchor/Host at WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. She reported on major breaking news stories and events, including the 2016 presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the devastation caused by a rare tornado, and the fight to close Wilkes-Barre City Hall in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Crystal won a Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award for a series of reports that included the battle to close City Hall. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives also awarded Crystal a citation for her community service efforts.

Spectrum News in Corning, NY is where Crystal landed her first television reporting job. While there, she earned a memorable exclusive. Crystal questioned a murder suspect and he confessed to the crime on-camera.

Crystal is a graduate of the Howard University School of Communications. She received a Master's degree in International Relations from New York University.

In her spare time, Crystal enjoys reading, mentoring others and perfecting her Roti-making skills. She's a proud Guyanese-American with Nigerian roots.


Crystal's Stories
LGBTQ+ crusaders reflect on pivotal moments before NYC's Stonewall Riots
Just this month, on National Coming Out Day, President Joe Biden said the country still has more to do, including passage of the Equality Act.
Federal judge denies NYC teachers' request for injunction on vaccine mandate
A federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday declined to block enforcement of New York City's vaccine mandate for public school employees, denying a request for a preliminary injunction from a group of 10 teachers.
Family says daughter's 2nd grade teacher ripped hijab off her head in NJ school
A family in Maplewood, New Jersey, says that their young daughter's teacher ripped her hijab off of her head, traumatizing the child.
Push to reform NYC school suspensions over racial disparities
The practice of suspending students, sometimes up to six months, is facing new scrutiny after data shows racial disparity in how kids are impacted.
NYC schools unveil groundbreaking Black studies program for students in grades K-12
The nation's largest school district unveiled a groundbreaking curriculum change to teach children about the history and contributions of Black Americans.
Haitian migrant describes perilous journey to US, Mexico border
Through the eyes of a 27-year-old man from Haiti, too afraid to share his identity, he says he lived in a town called Tapachula, Mexico before continuing the trek to Ciudad Acuna.
Protest held as New York City Council holds hearing on Rikers conditions
Before community leaders took to the stand to testify about conditions at Rikers Island, human rights advocates gathered outside City Hall to make sure their voices were heard.
Dominican salon owner helps women, men and children embrace their curls
"As Black people and Black women, we are taught since we're very little that we came broken, and so we have to fix it. But why do you have to fix something that was never really broken?"
NYC schools report 83 COVID cases as teachers protest vaccine mandate
Since the first day of classes in New York City Monday, there have been 83 reported school coronavirus cases, according to the city.
Mayor de Blasio says no vaccine mandate for students, teachers head back to class
There are no plans for a vaccine mandate for eligible students in New York City, Mayor de Blasio said. "We just don't think that's the right thing to do."