Meredith Machen is a Kingsport native and is thrilled to get back to her roots in the Tri-Cities. She remembers watching the News 5 team growing up and was then inspired to pursue a career in broadcasting.
A true Tennessean, Meredith graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. While in college, she interned at WZTV-TV in Nashville and WATE in Knoxville. She also anchored and reported for UT Today, a news magazine show that aired on WBIR-TV.
When she's not in the newsroom, Meredith enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and taking advantage of the East Tennessee landscape.
She joined the News 5 team as a reporter in July of 2011.