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

  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

  Hazard pay for state workers, teacher pay increases on hold until 2021

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

  Remnants of Sally dumps inches of rain on Orangeburg Co., officials watching river and creek levels

  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

SLED agents investigating 3 possible absentee voter fraud cases

  SC Senate approves expansion of absentee voting for November election

  Some lawmakers unsure if SC should pass a new budget in 2020

  SC getting $600 million from federal government in plutonium removal settlement

  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

  SLED Chief would like to see incentives for SC law enforcement agencies who voluntarily get accredited

  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

DHEC concerned fewer SC children have been vaccinated this year

  Senators Graham, Scott tell SC business leaders coronavirus relief package compromise is in the works

  Drop in childhood vaccination rates concerns SC doctors as school year starts

  Health professionals concerned about mental toll of COVID-19 pandemic in SC

  Dozens of SC school districts receiving PPE from the state for the start of the school year