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

Difficulties in raising exotic animals

The unexpected death of a baby giraffe lets us know just how difficult it can be to raise an exotic animal.

Oil and gas emergency preparedness

Emergency responders, police, fire and emergency workers from across Southwest Virginia gathered Wednesday to learn more about oil and gas drilling and pipelines.

An extra-special employee

A man working with a program for those with disabilities marks his 25th year working at the Marion McDonalds.

88th Appalachian District Fair opens

The 88th annual Appalachian Fair opens Monday in Gray, one of the largest in the region.

The Old Tweetsie Line, now in miniature

A local museum is recreating the old Tweetsie Railroad line to scale in miniature.

Young broadcaster moving on

After producing his own internet news show, a young Carter County man does his last broadcast for the time being.

Local organization takes risks to help others

The Christian Medical and Dental Associations are used to taking health risks but they say its their mission to help other in need no matter the risks.

New Faces In Greene County Government

     There will be lots of new faces in government for Greene County come September, including the two top spots, county mayor and a new sheriff.

Back to school laptops for students ready

Bristol, Virginia is handing out laptops to their entire sixth grade class so they'll be laptop ready when school begins next week.

Tenth Annual Tomato Fest comes to Kingsport

It's a celebration of all things tomato this Saturday at the Kingsport Farmers Market for Tomato Fest.

104-year-old WWII veteran honored as oldest in Tennessee

Jason Snyder could be the oldest World War Two veteran in Tennessee at 104.

40th Annual Carter Family Memorial Festival

A festival is being held to honor the family that took the sound of the Bristol Sessions around the world.


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