COLUMBIA, S.C. — Kayland Hagwood is a multiskilled journalist at WLTX-TV in Columbia, SC where she covers a wide variety of topics with a focus on news in Sumter, SC. 

Kayland joined the WLTX news team in January of 2019.

She was born and raised in Lancaster, SC where she worked for more than three years as a freelance writer for The Lancaster News earning a S.C. Press Association award for her work against business professionals before graduating college.

She is a proud alumnus of The University of South Carolina where she received an undergraduate degree in broadcast journalism in December of 2018, earning two RTDNAC awards for her student broadcast work before graduation. 

While in college, Kayland interned for WBTV in Charlotte, NC and at WLTX-TV where she has since become a full-time member of the team. 

If you would like to connect with Kayland, you can email her at or follow her on Facebook or Twitter @KaylandWLTX.