Rusty Ray anchors "News13 This Morning" every weekday from 5:00 to 7:00 a.m.
He began working at WBTW News13's Lumberton bureau in late July 2002, where he got to cover anything and everything as an on-call, one-man-band reporter.
Since then, Rusty has gotten every opportunity to cover every type of story in every corner of theNews13 viewing area... and beyond.
His reports have also appeared on CBS News and CBS Radio news on various occasions.
Rusty has covered several hurricanes, local and national elections, three Daytona 500s, and every single NASCAR race at Darlington Raceway since the 2004 Dodge Dealers 400.
Rusty also contributed a story about his and his family's experiences for the February 2010 release: "Chicken Soup For The Soul: NASCAR."
He is a graduate of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Grand Strand program (class XXXII) and currently is a teaching associate in the Department of Communication at Coastal Carolina University.
In 2013, readers of the Horry Independent, Myrtle Beach Herald, and Carolina Forest Chronicle newspapers named Rusty "favorite TV personality."
Rusty graduated from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland in 2002. In 2009, Rusty was named a Distinguished Graduate by his alma mater, Linganore High School, in Frederick, Maryland.
When not at work, you can find Rusty enjoying sports, including ACC football and basketball (Go Terps!), and NASCAR. Rusty and his wife, Sarah, along with their daughter, Shelby, live near Myrtle Beach, along with their friendly little cat, Frida.
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