Crystal Haynes joined Boston 25 News as a general assignment reporter in July 2011. She came to Boston 25 from WTNH –TV in New Haven, CT where she was a reporter. During her four years there she covered an incredible range of stories
She was part of the continuing coverage of the 2007 killings of a Cheshire woman and her two daughters during a home invasion. She helped follow the crime's only survivor, Dr. William Petit and his commitment to keep his family's legacy alive throughout the trial of his family's killers.
From 2004 – 2007 Crystal was a reporter at WGGB – TV in Springfield, MA. She started her broadcast career in the newsroom as an assignment editor and producer giving her a solid foundation for a reporting career.
Crystal has earned several awards for her reporting and believes one the best things about being a reporter is the adventure. She enjoys the chance to meet someone new each day and tell their story or dig deeper on an issue facing a community.
Crystal grew up in Springfield, Mass. and is a graduate of Emerson College where she majored in Broadcast Journalism and minored in History and Political Communication.
It’s been five years since recreational marijuana became legal in Massachusetts. In that time, the Cannabis Control Commission has granted 249 final licenses and 122 marijuana retailers have opened in the state.