Callan Gray

POSTED: 6:24 AM Dec 24 2013   UPDATED: 3:52 PM Jun 10 2014

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

She graduated from Syracuse University with dual degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Earth Science. She also minored in Music Industry.

While in school, Callan was a reporter, producer and anchor for All Things Considered on the local NPR station, WAER-FM. Callan also reported for WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York and interned at stations in Albany, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Callan is excited about being on the News 5 team and she loves meeting the friendly people in our area. When not working, she likes to run, read and cook. Callan also loves getting outdoors to see all that the Appalachian region has to offer.

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Callan's Most Recent Stories

Bristol, Tenn. City Council considering e-cigarette ban

Bristol, Tennessee leaders are considering a law to prevent people from using electronic cigarettes in city buildings.

Johnson City Cardinals have record attendance

The Appalachian League baseball season may be over but the Johnson City Cardinals just raked in another win. We found out they had the highest attendance this year in more than a decade.

Unicoi County Sheriff, Mayor come to agreement on budget

Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley has decided he will not be filing a lawsuit against the county over the budget.  

Unicoi County Board of Education elects new chair

The Unicoi County school board has a new chair, ensuring teachers will be getting their paychecks.

Boys and Girls Club of Johnson City opens playground

The Boys and Girls Club of Johnson City officially opened their new playground on Wednesday afternoon.

Starving horse recovers in Johnson City

A horse, abandoned and starving, is now recovering. Élan was left at a Johnson City barn about three weeks ago but her caretakers say she has already gained 80 or 90 pounds.

Candlelight vigil held for Greeneville murder victims

A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday night in Greeneville to remember the victims of a double murder and arson.

More teenagers involved in car crashes in Tenn. than in Va. in 2013

More than 400,000 people were involved in car crashes in Virginia and Tennessee over the last year, according to the Virginia Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. We found out there’s a huge difference in the number of crashes among teenagers in Virginia and Tennessee.

Blackbird Bakery expands just in time for Rhythm & Roots weekend

The Rhythm and Roots Reunion is only days away and it showed as tents started going up in downtown Bristol on Tuesday. We talked to organizers about the best way to get into town for the festival.

Children being prescribed too many antibiotics, study says

A new study found doctors are prescribing too many antibiotics to children.  We took a look at how often that happens locally.

Students at St. Anne's Catholic School collecting books for school in New York

Students at St. Anne’s Catholic School in Bristol, Va. have been collecting books to send to another school hundreds of miles away. The book drive started on Monday after one class learned there was a fire at a school in upstate New York.

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.


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