Jim Conrad

POSTED: 2:10 PM Jun 05 2012   UPDATED: 3:09 PM Jul 30 2014
Jim Conrad

Jim Conrad grew up in the mountains of southwest Virginia and loves to tell the region’s stories.

A graduate of East Tennessee State University, Conrad joined the News 5 staff in 1986 as a videographer.

He also produced newscasts before taking over the Region Focus segments in 2004.

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Jim's Most Recent Stories

Saving the near-extinct American Chestnut in Meadowview

Can there be a blight resistant American Chestnut tree? The American Chestnut Foundation has spent years finding out.

85-year-old makes sock dolls with love

An 85-year-old Bristol woman makes dolls from socks, and they get shipped all over the world.

'Utopian' brothers meet in unlikely place

What would a preacher from Tennessee have in common with a former gang member from New York? Quite a bit, as it turns out, and it all played out on reality television.

One last VI Photography assignment

Even though Virginia Intermont College has closed its doors, past photography students are coming back to Rhythm & Roots for one last photography assignment.

Window dressing For Bristol Rhythm & Roots

Even downtown Bristol's windows are dressed up for this weekend's Rhythm & Roots music festival.

An inspirational P-51 Mustang exhibit

Let Freedom Ring 2014 comes to Lonesome Pine Airport with an inspirational P-51 Mustang and its story.

B-17 takes flight in Tri-Cities

A World War II B-17 is at the Tri-Cities Airport for a week-long visit and a chance to remember those who fought that war.

Remote Area Medical sets up in Lee County

For the first time, the Remote Area Medical Team sets up in Lee County, Virginia, where there's a great need.

ETSU medical student wins Pat Tillman scholarship

A prestigious scholarship remembering NFL player and veteran Pat Tillman is going to an ETSU medical student.

Mount Carmel teacher gets special recognition

A Mount Carmel second grade teacher receives special recognition in Tennessee.

In search of Lewis and Clark's local history

You might not think of the Lewis and Clark Expedition as being a part of our region, but think again.

New women's line unveiled at L.C. King Company

Entering its second century,  Bristol's L.C. King Company has introduced a line specifically for women.


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Jim Conrad

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