Kyle Benjamin

POSTED: 5:07 PM Mar 11 2013   UPDATED: 2:40 PM May 09 2014

Kyle Benjamin is News 5 WCYB’s weekend news anchor and joins us from Missoula, Montana where he worked for our sister station, NBC Montana.

Kyle grew up in North Carolina, but has strong ties to the Tri-Cities. His wife is from the Tennessee side of Bristol, and they still have family in the area.

Kyle has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Carson-Newman College, where he played football from 2004 to 2006.

If you'd like to contact Kyle with a news tip or just to say hello, email him at, or click here to visit his Facebook page.

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Kyle's Most Recent Stories

Slashed tires cause headache for car dealer in Gray

Vandalism damages tires at a car dealer in Gray and at a nearby home. The Washington County Sheriff's Office believes the two crimes are related.

Rogersville Thanksgiving tradition feeds many, serves more

For 11 years, volunteers have cooked, baked and served meals in Rogersville for the People Loving People Thanksgiving Day Dinner.


Avoid turkey trouble and a trip to the ER this Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, we know many of you are making plans for your meal. Deep frying a turkey is gaining popularity.

Common Core continued: Why some parents are concerned

The current Common Core standards for math and English-language arts are a drastic change from how you may have learned those subjects.

Does Common Core have an Islam connection?

Common Core only encompasses math and English- language arts. However, some local parents are still concerned over other subjects in the curriculum, and some of the religious subject matter being taught in 7th grade world history.

Cold War: Round 2? Security expert analyzes Russian actions

Under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin, the Russian economy is growing. And growing strong. But does that mean the United States' Cold War enemy is ready to be a superpower again?

Filmmaker uses love for Appalachian Trail to make documentary

A man from Piney Flats spent the last 5 years working on a documentary outlining the history of the Appalachian Trail.

TWRA uses opening day of muzzleloader season to aid deer study

Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency officers and biologists gather vital statistics on the Volunteer State's deer population as hunters bring game to check stations.

Man trains dogs to help diabetics monitor blood sugar

Bill Creasy started training dogs in the 1970's. Since 2009, he's been training service dogs to help diabetics monitor blood sugar. He's currently got two puppies in the program.

Officer's act of kindness caught on camera

Wednesday afternoon was like any other of the many afternoons Kingsport Police Officer Seth Brumfield stood watch over an intersection by a school.


Local doctor streams procedures live to Las Vegas from hospital in Kingsport

Medical professionals don't stop training once they hit the work force. There are always opportunities for continuing education. Sometimes that's hands on; other times, it's watching someone else's hands.

Concerned about Common Core? You aren't alone.

There are many questions around Common Core, but also many answers.


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