Crystal Bailey

Crystal Bailey

Reporter

In September 2023, Crystal Bailey embarked on a new chapter of her illustrious career when she joined the dynamic team at KTVU. Hailing from the sunny state of Florida, Crystal has always had a passion for storytelling and a love for journalism.

Her journey in the world of news reporting began at WCJB in Gainesville, Florida, where she honed her skills and laid the foundation for a remarkable career. From there, she ventured into the vibrant realm of Jacksonville, working for First Coast News, the ABC/NBC duopoly, and making significant contributions to the world of local journalism.

Notably, Crystal has covered some of the nation's most prominent stories, demonstrating her dedication to bringing crucial information to the public. The coverage of the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting, particularly focusing on a local victim's return home after sustaining a gunshot wound, showcased her commitment to compassionate and insightful reporting.

Stepping away from traditional TV news for a brief hiatus, Crystal embarked on a unique journey, working for the First Responders Network and serving as a Public Information Officer for the Washington, DC Fire and EMS Department. Her involvement in the city-wide response team during the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, led her to produce a compelling documentary that shed light on the heroic efforts of firefighters and EMS workers.

A graduate of the University of Florida, Crystal proudly boasts her allegiance to the Gators. However, the allure of the Bay Area's mild weather and inclusive culture drew her to Northern California, where she now enjoys an active life outside of work. Crystal remains deeply connected to her community, actively participating in church activities and engaging in service projects to give back to the Bay Area.

In her downtime, Crystal and her husband embark on exciting weekend and day trips to charming coastal towns like Half Moon Bay and Mendocino. Their love for culinary exploration finds them seeking out new restaurants and savoring the diverse flavors the Bay Area has to offer.

The latest from Crystal Bailey

Elon Musk says he’s moving SpaceX, X headquarters from California

Tech billionaire Elon Musk announced that he is moving the headquarters of SpaceX and social media company X from California after the state banned school districts from requiring staff to inform parents about their children's gender identity change.