Crystal joined the Action 10 News Team in September 2019. She has seven years of experience in television, radio and print journalism.
Fusing her background from all three mediums has strengthened her as a journalist. She's covered many newsworthy events across Texas in the realms of education, health, politics, and religion, and has spent half of her career working in sports radio for ESPN Dallas, ESPN El Paso and ESPN San Antonio.
Crystal's decision to pursue a career in journalism was influenced by her older sister who is a journalist as well. In Crystal's own words, "I have been on deadline ever since."
Crystal was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, the youngest of six children. She earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in exercise and sports sciences from Texas Tech University.
Outside of one-minute television stories and budgeted inches, she's found a passion in telling stories that evoke emotion and spark a community dialogue. She is most drawn to stories that incite change and stay true to the principles of journalism all while adapting to the changing times in the news industry.
Crystal is excited and grateful to have the opportunity to cover the Coastal Bend. She's miles from the mountains now, but she loves the ocean view she gets to enjoy daily. Her Maltese mix is named Gruden after her favorite NFL team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"Looking back, I have been blessed. Looking forward, I am eager," says Crystal.
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