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

Study of Johnson City Fire Department shows surprising stats

There are some startling numbers out of Johnson City.  The commissioned a study of essential services, and that study revealed some surprising information when it comes to the Johnson City Fire Department.

Local congressman believes government will avoid shutdown

It's being called the "Cromnibus" -- a combination of the traditional omnibus spending bill and a continuing resolution to keep the government running.

Difference in bond amounts examined

Our judicial system is based on the belief that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Bond is not viewed as a punishment, but rather is a way to insure the defendant will show up for court

Many waiting for sale of Virginia Intermont

Some seven months after Virginia Intermont graduated its last class, former employees are still waiting for paychecks.


Bristol, Va. dump debt examined after audit

The Bristol, Virginia landfill is dumping some serious debt on the city. According to the audit of the city's finances, the landfill accounts for around $30 million of the city's outstanding debt.

Remembering Pearl Harbor 73 years later

World War II veterans are dying at a rate of nearly 600 per day.

The National World War II Museum says that out of the 16 million men and women who served between 1941 and 1945 there are slightly more than a million still alive.

Greeneville kids shop with the cops

For 21 years, police officers in Greeneville have helped give families in need a Christmas. It's called ‘Shop with a Cop.’

Celebrating citizenship - 12 new Americans join the country

The population of the United States grew a little Friday morning during a naturalization ceremony at the Federal Courthouse in Abingdon, Virginia.

Vacant lot one step closer to becoming apartment complex

Ask anyone who has moved to Bristol in the last few years just how challenging it can be to find a place to live.

Boy Scouts light luminaries for remembrance service at local cemetaries

There was a special ceremony on Saturday in Bristol, Tenn. to honor people buried in the Glenwood and Shelby Hills Cemeteries.

Small Business Saturday helps local entrepreneurs

In the wake of Grey Thursday and Black Friday, but before Cyber Monday, is Small Business Saturday. It’s a day for small businesses to cash in on the holiday shopping rush.

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.


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Kyle Benjamin

Kyle Benjamin is News 5 WCYB’s weekend news anchor.


Paul Johnson

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Samantha Kozsey

Samantha Kozsey anchors News 5 Early Today, News 5 Today and News 5 at Noon. Samantha brings 15 years broadcast journalism experience to the WCYB team.


Julie Newman

Julie Newman anchors News 5 WCYB at 5, 6 and 11. She brings a dozen years of television experience to the newsroom.


Rebecca Pepin

Rebecca moved to the Tri-Cities in 2005 after living in Columbia, South Carolina for 5 years and working for WIS-TV.


Dave Dierks

The Tri-Cities has been home for Dave for more than 25 years.


Donnie Cox

Donnie is a Tennessean having grown up near Cookeville in the Upper Cumberland. Prior to coming to the Tri-Cities, he spent 20 years at the CBS affiliate station in Nashville.


David Boyd

David grew up in Knoxville and has always had a love for weather.

Chris Michaels

Chris Michaels

Chris Michaels is the weekend morning meteorologist at News 5 WCYB. Chris comes to us from North Carolina State University, where he got his degree in Meteorology.


Jordan Conigliaro

WCYB Sports Director Jordan Conigliaro joined the News 5 Sports Team from WVVA-TV in Bluefield, West Virginia.


Casey Goetz

Casey joined the News 5 team as Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter in August, 2010.


Olivia Caridi

Olivia graduated Cum Laude from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas with a degree in journalism and a minor in English.

Jim Conrad

Jim Conrad

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


Callan Gray

Callan Gray grew up in New York, and has always had a love for storytelling.


Stephanie Santostasi

Stephanie comes to the Tri-Cities from Michigan, where she attended Central Michigan University with dual degrees in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts and Communication.

Cassandra Sweetman

Cassandra Sweetman

Cassandra Sweetman is a multimedia journalist for News 5 WCYB.

Olivia Bailey

Olivia Bailey

Olivia Bailey is a multi-media journalist for News 5 WCYB.


Kristen Quon

Kristen is a Savannah, Georgia native who moved to Johnson City to study journalism at Milligan College.