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
Snapshot of civil rights movement sparked by George Floyd's death now on display in Brooklyn
George Floyd's death sparked a movement across America and in NYC -- snapshots of the movements are now on display in Brooklyn.
Meet the woman blazing a trail for female firefighters
Audra Carter serving as first female Battalion Chief of Hoboken Fire Department
Women's History Month: Doula community aims to make child birth safer for women of color
Doulas provide non clinical support to women before, during, and after birth, and Ashe Birthing Services in New York City is looking to making the birthing experience safer.
Latina trailblazer from Queens is a force for change, nurtured movement that led to DACA
From the streets of New York to the halls of Congress - a Latina trailblazer from Queens is a force for change.
Slain EMT Yadira Arroyo honored at vigil 4 years after she was killed
There was an emotional show of support Tuesday night for the family and friends of an EMT who was killed on the job four years ago.
Exclusive: College student slashed across hand while walking home in Brooklyn
Police are looking for a man who slashed a college student across the hand as she was walking home in Brooklyn.
Women's History Month: 'Sisters of the Skies' aims to close diversity gap in aviation
Learning to fly is very expensive, and getting a private pilot license can run upwards of $10,000. Now, one organization is working to increase the number of women pilots in the United States.
First Black, transgender, disabled model reshaping the fashion industry
"People have had to tell me who I am my whole life," Aaron Philip said. "And I've had to constantly redefine that."
Women's Prison Association hopes to end mass incarceration
One woman has turned the trauma in her life into strength, and by sharing her story, she hopes to end mass incarceration.
Meet the New Jersey woman blazing a trail for female firefighters
Audra Carter's fearlessness opened doors for her, allowing her to make history as the first female battalion chief in the Hoboken Fire Department last year.