Born in Oklahoma, Crystal has had a passion for storytelling since she was young.
She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in broadcasting.
Crystal has worked at various television markets in Texas, Oregon, and Louisiana over her career.
She has been recognized by the Louisiana Associated Press for her investigative reporting and videography skills. She has also been recognized by the Oklahoma Broadcasting Educators Association for her hard news reporting.
Some of the issues Crystal is passionate about covering include severe weather, education, crime and Veterans Affairs health care issues.
Some of the big stories she has covered in her career include the struggles of veterans gaining healthcare access at the El Paso, TX VA, the series of city councilmen arrests in Sunland Park, NM, and the impact the Deepwater Horizon oil spill had on shrimpers and oyster harvesters in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
When she is not chasing down stories, her hobbies include listening to classic rock, watching movies, and shopping.