Louisiana-native Crystal Whitman is the early morning anchor for WRBL News 3 in Columbus, Ga. You can catch her on the anchor desk from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays and reporting in the field.
For two decades, Crystal has covered everything from historic hurricanes that devastated parts of south Louisiana to interviewing major Hollywood stars, to the LSU Tiger’s national championship, to the murder of a beloved civil rights icon.
Crystal specializes in breaking news and education stories, with interests in women’s empowerment, job readiness, and health and wellness.
Prior to WRBL, Crystal anchored and reported for over a decade at Nexstar stations. Her first television job was in Jonesboro, Ark. as an on-air talent general assignment reporter. Other career stops included Flint, Mich., Alexandria, West Monroe and her hometown of Shreveport, La. before heading to WGMB/WVLA.
Crystal also provided reports for the local station as well as live midday reports for the sister station KARK in Little Rock.
Crystal is a proud alumna of Northwestern State University with a degree in Broadcast journalism.
Some of her other proud accomplishments include volunteering in the community for her local domestic violence shelter, reading to students, volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club of America.
She is also a continuing education instructor for Dress for Success, Atlanta’s client-based professional women’s group, a nonprofit organization that suits up women for success.