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

Crisis Center holds awareness concert in Bristol

A crowd gathered in Cumberland Square Park on Sunday for a free concert. The Crisis Center held its first annual "We Are the World" event.

Recovering horse has a permanent home

A starving horse, abandoned in Johnson City, now has a permanent home.

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School bus, car collide in Bluff City

Bluff City Police are investigating a collision between a bus and a car on Parks Worley Road around 3:45 Wednesday afternoon.

Storm causes hundreds of power outages

The wind and the rain from Tuesday’s storm has been causing power outages across our region.

Rainy October creating dangerous conditions

It has rained at least once a day, somewhere in our region, every day for the last week. Now another storm system is expected to move through on Tuesday. Our Storm Track 5 weather team says it could put us on track for record rainfall this month.

Annual chili cook-off brought the heat to downtown Jonesborough

Downtown Jonesborough was feeling the heat on Sunday at the town’s annual chili cook-off.

UPDATE: One dead, one injured after 11-E crash

One man is dead and another female is injured after a Saturday afternoon collision along 11-E in front of the Tri-Cities Flea Market.

Sharky 500 benefits Speedway Children's Charities

Thousands of little plastic sharks floated around Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday for the Sharky 500.

Red Cross, Elizabethton Fire Department hand out smoke detectors

American Red Cross volunteers went door-to-door in Elizabethton on Saturday to make sure everyone had a working smoke alarm.

Food truck regulations discussed in Johnson City, Bristol

Food trucks are setting up shop across the region causing local cities to consider rules and regulations for them.

Same-sex couple gets marriage license in Washington County, Va.

Gay marriage is now legal in Virginia, and four other states, after the U.S. Supreme Court chose not to decide on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage.

Survivors say Race For The Cure is about sisterhood

Hundreds of people rallied in support of breast cancer survivors and those battling the disease in Kingsport on Sunday. It was the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.


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