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.
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