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

Teachers upset at being shut out of Governor Haslam's education meeting

Some teachers are voicing their concerns over the direction of education in Tennessee

Hospital closer to being a reality in Lee County

It has been almost a year since Wellmont Health System shuttered Lee Regional Medical Center in Pennington Gap, Virginia.

Teenager remembered by family after lake accident

On July 11, 14-year-old Bailey Stout died in a jet ski accident on Boone Lake.

Skating benefit held for Bailey Stout

Saturday the Skate Inn in Bristol Tennessee played host to nearly 300 people, celebrating Bailey's life and raising more money.

Start your burners! Teams take on the 28th annual Downtown Marion Chili Cook-off

Rain did not stop the 28th annual Chili Cook-off Friday night in Downtown Marion, Virginia.

Accident or attack? Local expert weighs in on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

U.S. Officials believe someone shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The question now is who?

37% of American workers considered "overeducated"

According to the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University, U.S. students had more than $1 trillion in loan debt in 2013.

100 babies born drug dependent in NE Tennessee

Between Jan 1 and July 5 of 2014, 100 babies were born in Northeast Tennessee dependent on drugs.

Tennessee amendment aims to address abortion

Tennessee voters will have more to decide on than just who they want in office when they head to the ballot box in November.

New campaign promotes responsible drinking over holiday weekend

Washington County Sheriff's deputies and police officers in Damascus will be working to curb drinking and driving over the holiday campaign as part of a new campaign to encourage smart decision making.


Some neighborhoods enter second week of water advisory

A couple of neighborhoods near Marion are more than a week into a boil water advisory after a pipe burst last Wednesday.

Educators learn tricks for teaching students in poverty

According to the Virginia Department of Education, 65 percent of students in the Bristol, Virginia public school system receive either free or reduced lunches.


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