Tim Cable

POSTED: 4:34 PM Mar 21 2014   UPDATED: 11:48 AM May 09 2014
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Multi-media journalist Tim Cable brings 35 years of broadcasting experience to the WCYB team.

Tim started his career working in radio while still a senior in high school in 1979 and spent the next eight years in radio broadcasting as an announcer and sports play-by-play man. In 1987, Tim got his first TV job in Johnson City, Tennessee while in college at East Tennessee State University. He graduated with a degree in Mass Communications and has worked in television ever since.

Tim has worn a lot of hats working in television including stints as a production technician, director, reporter, feature reporter, assistant sports director, weather man and anchor.

Tim has also spent the last 25 years as a radio play-by-play broadcaster for Science Hill High School sports.

A diehard fan of the Cincinnati Reds and The Andy Griffith Show, Tim and his wife, Christinia live in Jonesborough, Tennessee. He has three grown children: Trevor, Andrea and Adrianne. Tim's hobbies include antiquing (picking), sports, and photography.

If you'd like to contact Tim with a news tip or just to say hello, email him at tcable@wcyb.com, or click here to visit his Facebook page.

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Tim's Most Recent Stories

Gracie Cross sings with the band Train

Who's that girl? That's what the big J. Fred Johnson Stadium Funfest crowd at the Train concert was wondering.

New logos are new expense for ETSU

ETSU Director of Marketing Jennifer Clements has been busy looking at logos these days.

Mountain States Health Alliance CEO discusses financial future

It's been a challenging first eight months on the job for Mountain States Health Alliance CEO Alan Levine.

Carter County Commission raises property taxes

Carter County commissioners approved a new fiscal year budget Monday.

Former school bus driver pleads guilty in 2012 crash

Former Washington County school bus driver Brenda Gray addressed Judge Robert Cupp and repeated the same word several times on Friday: "guilty."

Director Ron Dykes says his proposed budget is $3 million in the red

Ron Dykes is looking over a school budget that's significantly unbalanced.

Early voting begins Friday in Washington County, Tenn.

Another election day rolls around in three weeks.

Johnson City addiction treatment center seeks to distribute methadone to patients

A Johnson City center is applying for a certificate of need through the state of Tennessee to allow them to treat addiction patients with methadone.

Elizabethton retail gap analysis aimed at addressing sales leakages

Elizabethton city planner Jon Hartman is overseeing an effort to bridge the retail sales gap in his city.

UPDATE: Jonesborough leaders pass extra fee on first reading

Getting a ticket for speeding in Jonesborough will likely soon cost you more money.

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Tweetsie Trail Horse Ban Continues

Hold your horses on the Tweetsie Trail--as Johnson City's public works director makes a plea for patience.


ASP volunteers 'repair homes, builds relationships'

So, what are you doing with your spare time this summer? Volunteering to build or repair houses? That's exactly what over 14,000 people are doing throughout central Appalachia as the mission work of the Appalachia Service Project.


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