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

More than half of SC’s preschool students aren’t ready for kindergarten

Department of Justice backs McMaster’s petition for rehearing in SAFE Grants case

Enrollment in state’s online program increased 400% this fall

New grants would provide boost for struggling SC nonprofits

Thousands of SC small businesses, nonprofits could be in line for grants to keep them afloat

Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce says they support a sale of Santee Cooper in 2021

School choice advocates say thousands of SC families wanted SAFE Grants

Judge says 2 SC law firms can’t spend $75 million they received from plutonium removal settlement yet

More than half a million South Carolinians have requested an absentee ballot

With uncertain future, officials say they are looking ‘at all options’ for Parris Island

Lawmakers set to decide Santee Cooper’s future in 2021

SC lawmakers say they will try education reform again in 2021, some teachers want more input

During last day of legislative session, SC lawmakers unanimously pass rural broadband bill

Educators across SC take personal day to advocate for yearly pay increases, better working conditions

Federal judge says you won’t need a witness signature for your absentee ballot this November

Due to COVID-19 uncertainty, hazard pay for state employees and teacher pay step increases on hold

SC lawmakers vote to expand absentee voting due to COVID-19 pandemic

SC senators considering hazard pay bonus for some essential state employees

Soldiers stationed in South Carolina reflect on how 9/11 shaped their military careers

Only 1 in 6 law enforcement agencies in SC are accredited

Fall enrollment at SC public universities not as low as feared, revenue losses still anticipated due to pandemic

DHEC: 158 COVID-19 cases reported at South Carolina schools

SC State Election Commission says they are ready if absentee voting expansion bill is signed into law

SC Senate approves expansion of absentee voting for November election

After emergency FDA authorization, SC blood banks prepare for increased demand for convalescent plasma

Panel of SC lawmakers hope to have hate crime bill ready for 2021 legislative session

President Trump visits Carolinas, announces more money for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

SC technical colleges providing students much-needed flexibility in midst of pandemic

Because of COVID-19 pandemic, more students in SC could take gap years

SC has tracked down almost all 16,000 students who were unaccounted for during pandemic