Callan Gray

POSTED: 3:54 PM Sep 10 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

More teenagers using human growth hormones, study says

Athletes will be working hard to get faster and stronger as the fall sports season kicks off. A new study shows now more teens are doing that by using injections.

Multiple burglaries caught on camera in Kingsport

Multiple burglaries in Kingsport last week were caught by surveillance cameras. In one of those incidences, a security camera snapped pictures of two men going through a living room.

Coal miner says employees at Wise County mine had no warning of layoffs

Hundreds of people are without a job now that two coal mines are shutting down. Cumberland River Coal Company, a subsidiary of Arch Coal, has decided to stop production at underground mines in Wise County, Va. and Letcher County, Ky.

State leaders met with Johnson City agencies about plan to reduce drug abuse

Prescription For Success is a plan to fight the drug abuse epidemic in Tennessee. There are more than 32,000 adults addicted to drugs in the Tri-Cities, according to the Department of Mental Health.

State leaders ask for local input on plan to reduce prescription drug abuse

State leaders met with health care professionals and law enforcement agencies in Knoxville on Thursday to discuss a new strategy for reducing prescription drug abuse. Their plan is called Prescription for Success.

Recovering drug addict says road to healing is a lifelong journey

"I'd realized I was either going to die or go to prison for the rest of my life," said David Ray, a recovering drug addict.


Medical, law enforcement officials meet about prescription drug problem

The data on prescription drug abuse in Tennessee is staggering. More than 220,000 residents have used pain relievers for non-medical use in the last year.

Recovering drug addict says jail time doesn't help recovery process

We talked to a recovering drug addict who told us addiction is a cycle that's almost impossible to break with the current system.

Congressman Roe says over-prescribing is part of drug addiction problem in TN

More than 220,000 adults in Tennessee have used prescription pain killers for non-medical use over the last year. It's a number that continues to rise, according to the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Stricter dog tethering laws to be among Bristol animal control changes

Dog owners in Bristol Tenn. may soon have to follow stricter rules when it comes to tethering their pets.

Bus drivers to get free admission to Johnson City Cardinals games

Bus drivers will get into Johnson City Cardinals games for free July 16-19.

Tennessee lawmaker uses campaign funds to buy mattress

A Tennessee lawmaker from our area has some unusual campaign spending.


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Julie Newman

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Rebecca Pepin

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Tim Cable

Multi-media journalist Tim Cable brings 35 years of broadcasting experience to the WCYB team.


Olivia Caridi

Olivia graduated Cum Laude from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas with a degree in journalism and a minor in English.

Jim Conrad

Jim Conrad

Jim Conrad grew up in the mountains of southwest Virginia and loves to tell the region’s stories.


Callan Gray

Callan Gray grew up in New York, and has always had a love for storytelling.


Lyndsey Price

Lyndsey is a Chilhowie, Virginia native and is excited to be back to the place she calls home.


Stephanie Santostasi

Stephanie comes to the Tri-Cities from Michigan, where she attended Central Michigan University with dual degrees in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts and Communication.


Dave Dierks

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Donnie Cox

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Jordan Conigliaro

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Casey Goetz

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