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

Ribbon cut. Get ready to ride Kingsport Carousel

(img1)The Kingsport Carousel is officially open

Get ready to take a spin on Kingsport’s brand new attraction! Dignitaries got together to cut the ribbon for the official opening of the Kingsport Carousel.


First full day of this year's Jonesborough Days

(img1)Jonesborough Days underway despite rain

The 45th annual Jonesborough Days is in full swing. About nine food tents and 70 craft tents are lining Main Street in downtown Jonesborough.


Rebecca Pepin slipping and sliding at The Big Messy

July 2, 2015: William King Museum of Art in Abingdon hosted Big Messy First Thursday featuring a paint slip-and-slide on the front lawn. We don't think anybody had more fun than News 5 WCYB's very own Rebecca Pepin! Click here for video and here to see what's left of a giant foam pit.


Appalachian Fair concert lineup announced

The Appalachian Fair is less than two months away and we have new details about this year’s concert lineup.


THP getting ready for July 4th enforcement

Another holiday is coming up and that means more people driving on vacations, but also more police officers on the road to ensure safety.

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