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

Police call Bristol car burglaries unusual

Three cars were burglarized in Bristol this week but police told us it was done in a way they've never seen before.  They said the theft occurred at the YMCA Wellness Center on West State Street.

Rogersville Middle School has lockdown after bomb threat

Rogersville Middle School was put on lock down on Thursday after a bomb threat. We're told no one was hurt.

Johnson City woman wants to turn Oaks Castle into an arts center

Oaks Castle is currently vacant in Johnson City, but that could change soon. Cher Cornett, a professor with ETSU's digital media program, has big plans to turn it into an events venue and art museum.

Bass Pro Shops opens at The Pinnacle in Bristol

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Bristol, Tenn. is now open to the public. The founder of Bass Pro Shops cut the red tape around 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

Special election in Virginia changes balance of power in Richmond

Voters in Southwest Virginia have changed the balance of power in Richmond.

Student-athletes at Gate City High School take concussion test

A high school in Southwest Virginia is taking extra precautions to protect student-athletes against the lasting effects of concussions.

More than a hundred mailboxes vandalized in Smyth County, Va.

More than a hundred mailboxes have been vandalized in Smyth County, Virginia. Vandalizing mailboxes is a federal offense and now the Smyth County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help locating who could have done this.

Southwest Virginians have mixed feelings about same-sex marriage ruling

Legal same-sex marriages could be coming to the Commonwealth. On Wednesday, a federal court of appeals upheld its decision to strike down Virginia's ban on gay marriage.

Protestors say they don't want hydrofracking in Washington County, VA

Protestors say they don't want hydrofracking in Washington County, VA

Protestors gathered in Abingdon on Tuesday night to make it clear they do not want hydraulic fracturing in Washington County, Virginia.

VDOT: No impact buffer in place where car hit guardrail

A guardrail tore through a car during a crash in Smyth County over the weekend. The Virginia Department of Transportation has now told us there was not an impact buffer in place where the car hit the guardrail.

Antique car show takes place in Bristol despite rain

Cars lined State Street in downtown Bristol on Friday night for the annual Hot Bristol Night Antique Car Show.

Biggest Loser finalist in Bristol to raise awareness about childhood obesity

A Biggest Loser finalist is riding his bike across America to raise awareness about childhood obesity.


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