Krystal Cole joined the Spectrum News 1 team as a news assistant for the Capital Region in 2018. Today, Krystal is a reporter for Ithaca/Cortland and Elmira/Corning areas. A Guilderland native, Krystal loves being able to work in upstate New York — so close to home and family.

As a reporter, Krystal is passionate about sharing the stories of people’s lives that might otherwise go unheard. Throughout her countless stories told, Krystal considers her coverage of a powerlifting competition for people with special needs as one of her most meaningful. Seeing the joy and pride on the coach’s face after every single lift was priceless. This coach held a true passion for training these athletes and helping them succeed, and is something Krystal will always carry with her.

When Krystal isn’t out in the field, you can find her enjoying one of the beautiful sunsets over Lake Ontario, or simply relaxing at home with her pup, Tanzy.

Contact Krystal with any story suggestion and follow her on Twitter @KrystalColeTV.