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

Hannah Graham Monday

A look back at the search for Hannah Graham

University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been missing for more than a month but on Saturday police found human remains while searching for her. They have not determined yet if it is Graham.

PBS brings antique show to Kingsport

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and everything has worth to someone.
But sometimes the family heirloom collecting dust in the attic could have more than just sentimental value.

Wellmont Health System still on track for end-of-year merger

Wellmont Health System has the best kept secret to the most interesting question in the TriCities.

Code violations force gymnastics studio outside

A Bristol, Tennessee gymnastics studio needs a temporary home after the City discovers the gym operated in a building that did not have a Certificate of Occupancy.

Smyth County family brings international flavor to local coffee mugs

According to Huffington Post, Americans drank 400 million cups of coffee a day in 2011, making the U.S. the world leader in consumption.

ETSU student leaves school for solar start up

A young man from Johnson City put his life on hold in June because he wants to change the world, and took a leap of faith to realize his dream.

Lights turned on at Marion's 9/11 memorial

 A crowd gathered in Marion on Thursday night to watch as the "Lights of Freedom" were turned on at the town's 9/11 memorial.

Gray, Tenn. man gets unexpected help after tree hits house

Lightning hit a tree that splintered and landed on a house, putting a 4-foot-wide hole in the roof.

Former Virginia Governor and wife guilty of corruption, fraud

A federal jury convicted former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen of conspiracy, fraud, and bribery.

Could your dog's heartworm medication be dangerous?

Some dog owners are raising concerns on the internet about a popular medication that kills fleas and heartworms, claiming it may also kill the dog.

Team Timp takes the #IceBucketChallenge

It's a trend sweeping the nation. At this point, you could probably call it viral. If you haven't seen it pop up on your Facebook feed, well, you probably aren't on Facebook. It's called the Ice Bucket Challenge, and it's raising money and awareness for a deadly disease.

Doctors stressing brain injury awareness as fall sports start

There was a special presentation tonight at the Bristol public library to address an issue that affects young athletes.


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