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

WATCH: Vice President Mike Pence campaigns in the Upstate

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

  This year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Columbia moves to sidewalks and trails

  McMaster petitions SC Supreme Court to rehear SAFE Grants case

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

  SC voters mailing in absentee ballots after October 7 must have a witness signature

  Progress being made to bridge SC’s digital divide, fixed wireless a possible solution

  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

  Panel of lawmakers share recommendations to help improve the state Department of Corrections

  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

  Call volume to veteran crisis hotline up because of pandemic, mental health professionals say

  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