Jason Raven

Jason Raven


Columbia, SC

Jason Raven joined the WIS Team in October 2018.

Jason comes to WIS after two years at WRDW/WAGT in Augusta, Georgia.

Before his time in the Peach State, Jason worked at SNN, the Suncoast News Network in Sarasota, Florida. He has covered a wide range of stories while in Georgia and Florida.

Jason loves storytelling and is looking forward to telling the stories of the Palmetto State.

Jason was born in Panama City, Panama, and is fluent in Spanish. He is from a military family and he has lived in Germany, North Dakota, Texas, Georgia and Florida.

Jason is a proud graduate of the University of South Florida. When he isn’t working, Jason is cheering on his USF Bulls, the Tampa Bay Lightning, Buccaneers, and Rays.

He enjoys spending time outdoors and is looking forward to exploring what the Columbia area has to offer. Jason also loves trying local restaurants, so be sure to share any recommendations you have. If you want to connect with Jason you can email him at jraven@wistv.com, follow him on Twitter (@JasonWISTV) or you can like his Facebook page (Jason Raven).

Recent Articles by Jason

  Animal advocates applaud new animal cruelty laws, want to see tethering addressed in 2020

Secret Service holds threat assessment training for school administrators, counselors and law enforcement

  South Carolina upgrades to new paper-based voting system

  Carolina Panthers officially become ‘two states, one team’

Coastal business owners believe offshore drilling would be dangerous for SC

‘I’m literally in the middle of nowhere’: Lowcountry artist finds success in hometown with help of social media

LGBT advocates sue Trump’s HHS, SC for discriminating against same-sex foster parents

First responders PTSD program hopes to save lives with continued funding

Better funding for higher education leads to one-year tuition freeze

New gas tax related projects lead to demand for asphalt workers

  How does a potential Panthers move stack up with other economic ventures in SC

  Hundreds rally to protest abortion restrictions at SC State House

  SC pro-life and pro-choice groups keeping a close eye on new abortion laws in other states

Looking towards education reform in 2020

Senators pass bill that would create tax credits for sports teams

More audits can help stop ‘crooked sheriffs’, watchdog says

Law enforcement and nearby businesses prepare for teacher rally

Thousands of teachers preparing to rally at State House

  SC family advocating for bill that would ban the sale of energy drinks to minors

  Teachers say more mental health counselors needed in SC schools

  Grassroots group hoping to stop potential sale of Santee Cooper

  Funds from gas tax increase used to fix bridges, resurface roads and widen interstates

Personal archive gives special look into the career of Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings

  Students, staff, and leaders rally to ‘save’ Denmark Technical College

  SC lawmaker files bill in memory of slain UofSC student, calls to make Uber, Lyft safer

  South Carolina could be next state to ban minors from using tanning beds

  South Carolina lawmakers pushing for hands-free bills point to other states

  Pro-life and pro-choice advocates debate fetal heartbeat bill

Educators, senators work together to change education bill

New legislation could let you take more of your favorite craft beer home