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

Kingsport man learning to read inspires elementary school students

A middle-aged man in Kingsport spent most of his life reading at the same level as a kindergartener. After years of hard work, he’s now reading the same stories as sixth graders.

Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam asks parents to read more to children

Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam visited a Kingsport elementary school on Monday night to encourage parents to read to their children.

Overdue fines waived at Bristol Public Library this week

We have good news for people who spent the last few weeks curled up inside with a good book but didn't venture outside to return it on time. The Bristol Public Library is waiving overdue fees this week.

March for unity in downtown Johnson City

Johnson City community members held a symbolic march through town on Saturday called “United for Change.” It’s part of Black History Month.

Scarves, hats and gloves left downtown for those in need

A gift from a group of Kingsport volunteers is making the cold weather a little more bearable for people who can't get inside.

Meals on Wheels deliveries delayed because of winter weather

The snow has made it hard for volunteers to deliver meals to people who are homebound.

Salt supplies running low across Tri-Cities

Snow removal crews are saying this is the worst week of snow here in the Tri-Cities in more than 30 years.

Greene County woman celebrates 104th birthday

Strolling through Brookdale Senior living, it's hard to find someone as active as Myrtle Croaker.

Roof collapses in Wise County after snowfall

The roof of a food bank in Esserville, Virginia collapsed after more than 15 inches of snow fell in Wise County on Saturday.

Pancake breakfast raises money for Johnson City parks

At least three new playgrounds are planned for Johnson City in the next year and to help pay for it, the Parks and Recreation Department passed around plates of pancakes on Saturday morning.

Frigid temperatures cause snow removal problems

Snow and ice still cover roads across the Tri-Cities and the frigid temperatures Wednesday night make it tough for crews to clean it up.

Shelters add beds as temperatures drop

Temperatures are dropping across the Tri-Cities, creating dangerous conditions for people without a warm place to sleep.


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