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
1st legal weed dispensary in New York opened in Greenwich Village
The first sales of legal cannabis was at Housing Works' new dispensary in Greenwich Village -- at 4:20 p.m. on Thursday.
Southwest customers stranded at LaGuardia Airport, struggling to find ways to their destinations
Southwest has canceled 62% of its flights for Wednesday and 58% of its flights for Thursday.
East Harlem NYCHA residents left without heat or hot water Christmas weekend
As of Monday, every resident Eyewitness News reporter Crystal Cranmore has spoken with has either heat in some rooms or no heat at all.
Man shot to death while with 10-year-old daughter in Manhattan deli
The shooting unfolded right in front of Berry's young daughter who was with him at the time.
Dope to your door: New York issues guidance allowing marijuana deliveries by bike, scooter, or car
Officials expect consumers to be able to purchase marijuana for delivery before the end of the year.
New York City Football Club stadium to be built in Queens for $780M
New York City Football Club fans will no longer have to watch matches at Yankee Stadium because a brand new stadium is coming to Queens. The $780 million home for the club will have 25,000 seats.
LGBTQ+ history museum taking shape in New York City
The museum is expanding and will incorporate the American LGBTQ+ Museum. Leaders say it is the first in the city dedicated to global, national and local LGBTQ history and culture.
New apartments offer supportive housing for people with disabilities or coming out of foster care
The project is called Vital Brookdale and was created by the not-for-profit organization The New York Foundling.
Mayor Adams signs bills aimed at lowering maternal mortality rates among Black women
New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced Monday that he is signing seven bills into law aimed at turning the tide on maternal mortality rates among African American women.
Queens owner determined to rebuild after Jamaican restaurant destroyed by fire
The owner of Jamaican restaurant in Queens is determined to come back better than ever after a fire destroyed the popular family restaurant.