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

Parents unhappy with Sullivan County Schools' long-term facilities plans

Sullivan County school officials continue to look closely at how to deal with dropping enrollment but some parents told us the plans they've seen will do more harm than good.

Public gives input on Kingsport City Schools expansion plans

More students are expected to go to Kingsport schools in the next five years so district officials say expansion is inevitable.

ETSU students raise enough money for "Sex Week"

After months of planning and fundraising, the controversial "sex week" is going to happen at ETSU.

Donkey basketball raises money for Carter County non-profit

It's a game you won't see on ESPN but it draws a crowd almost as big, well not quite. A donkey basketball game did still fill stands at Hunter Elementary School in Carter County on Friday night, to raise money for a good cause.

Non-profit spends thousands of dollars to help people stay warm

Many people are unable to pay their heating bill as the temperature drops but a non-profit is now spending thousands of dollars to help families stay warm.

Students to be forced out of ETSU apartments

Some ETSU students have been told they have to move by the end of this year whether they want to or not.

County commissioners ask Governor Haslam to help save Greene Valley

Greene County Commissioners are asking Governor Bill Haslam to save the Greene Valley Developmental Center.

Wheel tax passes in Greene County

 It will cost more to own a vehicle in Greene County now the commission has passed a $35 wheel tax increase. The final vote was 17 to 3, with one commissioner absent.

Commissioners expect wheel tax to pass in Greene County

Every vehicle in Greene County puts money into the county’s pocket but the county has run short on cash and they want drivers to pick up the tab.

Mayor says relaxing rules not an effort to bring methadone to Johnson City

Johnson City Commissioners voted to loosen the rules on drug treatment centers on Thursday but they tell us it’s not an effort to bring methadone clinics to the area.

New EMS equipment could help save more lives in Washington County, TN

First responders only have minutes to get to the scene of a crisis but Washington County EMS told us aging equipment is slowing crews down.

New regulations for drug treatment facilities pass first reading

Johnson City Commissioners voted Thursday night to loosen restrictions on drug abuse treatment facilities. It was only a first reading on changes made by the Planning Commission earlier this week.


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