About The Tri-Cities


DMA Population: 755,000
Primary Cities: Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City
Colleges: 5

The Tri-Cities is composed of the three cities Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City and the surrounding areas in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. The city of Bristol, Tennessee has a twin city in Virginia; State Street, in the heart of Bristol, lies on the border between the states. Our station is located less than a block from this unique landmark.

The three major cities of the area are each known for their own unique reasons. Kingsport, the largest city of the three, is the location of Eastman Chemical Company, a large plastics and chemical manufacturer formerly associated with Kodak. Johnson City is the home of East Tennessee State University, the fourth-largest university in Tennessee. Bristol houses one of the most popular NASCAR venues and is also known as "The Birthplace of Country Music" due to some of country music's earliest recordings being made locally with such artists as Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family.

About WCYB and WEMT

WCYB and WEMT reach four different states in our region: Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky. We have a combined reach of over 335,00 homes. In June 2010 News 5 and Fox Tri-Cities became the first news stations in the region to begin broadcasting in high definition.

One Tank Trips

Can’t make it to Grandfather Mountain? Take a virtual tour

Grandfather Mountain’s iconic Mile High Swinging Bridge and Grandfather Trail are the newest sites available for 360-degree virtual viewing on Google Maps Street View. See how it was done using Trekker, a 4-foot-tall, 40-pound camera and backpack.


1st rides on Carowinds' newest coaster, Fury 325

(img1)Sneak peek at Carowinds' newest roller coaster, Fury 325

Warmer weather means crowds are about to start gathering at area theme parks. Carowinds, on the North Carolina-South Carolina border, showed off its newest addition, and some familiar News 5 WCYB people got to try it out!


Dolly Parton kicks off Dollywood's 30th anniversary

This season, Dollywood is celebrating 30 years and Friday morning was the kickoff! You watched all the festivities in Pigeon Forge through live streaming right here on


Dolly Parton on Dollywood's 30th anniversary season

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Dolly Parton news conference STREAMING LIVE, talking about 30th anniversary of Dollywood & opening of Dream More Resort


Tennessee police reminding us: buckle up & drive safely

That's why the Governor's Highway Safety Office is joining with area law enforcement agencies to launch the 'SAFE' campaign.

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