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
Tenants protest unsafe living conditions in Washington Heights building
Dead rodents, broken pipes, stench of clogged water, and caved bathroom ceilings are just a few snapshots of the conditions residents at two Washington Heights buildings say they've been forced to live in for years.
Sayreville pushes to ban new smoke shops from opening up
There's a new effort underway in New Jersey to limit the prevalence of smoke shops, especially in areas near schools.
Dress for Success and the women who lead
This Women's History Month takes a look at Dress for Success. Two women took different paths to achieve their roles within the organization.
Jose Gonzalez found guilty of murdering EMT Yadira Arroyo in 2017
The man who was accused of killing FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo in 2017 was found guilty of first degree murder on Wednesday.
Construction project disturbs Brooklyn community; residents, businesses want accountability
A construction project in Brooklyn is designed to help commuters, but it has become a nightmare for some residents and businesses near it.
NYPD officer's widow pleads with parole board to keep husband's killer in jail
The family of the father, husband and son killed in 1998 is fighting to keep his memory alive.
Man to sue Nassau County Police over claims of brutality, false arrest
Tawheed Brennan said he's haunted every day by the trauma he said he faced at the hands of Nassau County law enforcement.
Iona University's Billi Chambers works to inspire future Black woman leaders as top NCAA coach
This year, Chambers was named a top 10 Black NCAA Division 1 coach and has led to the team to the top spot in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference standings.
Music students working to keep legacy of composer Florence Price alive
Students at the Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School are starting Black History Month on a high note to make a special introduction to the community.
Africology class unlocks hidden Black History Month stories for middle schoolers in East New York
A New York City school has planted a seed of learning that could grow across the state.