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

Non-profit helps children in domestic violence situations

Every year around the holidays, the number of domestic violence calls increases in Erwin, Tenn. and town police say in many cases children have to be taken out of the home.

Flocks of starlings return to Johnson City neighborhood

The efforts of some people in Johnson City to rid their neighborhood of flocks of birds has failed.

City reviewing regulations on substance abuse treatment centers

Some changes could be on the way when it comes to the rules for substances abuse clinics in Johnson City.

Former Virginia Intermont faculty, staff could wait years for paychecks

The former faculty and staff of Virginia Intermont College may have to wait years for the paychecks owed to them. The news came Monday night as the school's interim president met with the VI community for an update on the school's progress.

13-year-old uses 10,000 lights for Christmas display

We may be two weeks from Christmas but a teenager has been dazzling Damascus with holiday cheer for more than a month. 13-year-old Adam Rutledge started assembling his 10,000 bulb light display in October as a way to spread his love for the holidays.

Fundraiser helps put ETSU's Sex Week back on track

Plans to have a "Sex Week" at ETSU this winter are moving forward months after the Student Government Association said it would not support the event.

Virginia Attorney General sues over questions of guardrail safety

Guardrails are undergoing safety tests in Texas and the outcome could affect roadways in more than a dozen states, including Virginia and Tennessee. A lawsuit filed Thursday by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring shows the company could pay big bucks if the end-treatments have to be removed.

New loft apartments, ale house to open this week in Johnson City

Downtown Johnson City is booming. The Johnson City Brewing Company and men's clothing store The Fouled Anchor opened within weeks of each other during the last month and a half. Now, an ale house and apartment complex are set to open this week.

School evacuates students in minutes following bomb threat

A high speed chase in Smyth County has been linked to a Chilhowie school evacuation Tuesday afternoon.

Citizen group wants Carter County commissioners ousted

The Carter County budget was passed months ago but some residents want the district attorney to take a closer look at how it was done.

ETSU students react to report of sexual assault on campus

Another sexual assault has been reported to ETSU campus police. We talked to a handful of students who said they're concerned there have been so many assaults but they're not surprised.

Food truck vendors may have new regulations in Johnson City

Food truck vendors in Johnson City could have new regulations soon.


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