Stephanie Santostasi

POSTED: 5:09 PM May 15 2014   UPDATED: 2:17 PM Sep 26 2014

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Stephanie-Santostasi

Stephanie comes to the Tri-Cities from Michigan and is excited to escape the cold northern winters.

She graduated from Central Michigan University with dual degrees in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts and Communication. While in school, Stephanie reported, anchored and produced for CMU's award-winning station, News Central 34.

During her college summers, Stephanie interned at WKYC in Cleveland and Fox 2 in Detroit working alongside Emmy award-winning anchors, reporters and producers.

Most recently, she worked as a weekend photojournalist at 9&10 News in Cadillac, Michigan.

When she's not working, Stephanie admits she loves to watch reality TV and chat with her family and friends back in Michigan.

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Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter moving this week

The dogs and cats in the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter will soon be in their new home.

Sleep center opens in Erwin, helps those with sleeping disorders

Studies show more than 18-million Americans stop breathing in their sleep - and many people aren't receiving treatment, that's according to the American Sleep Apnea Association. 

Woofstock raises money for Margaret Mitchell Spay/Neuter Clinic

Friendly pups and their eager owners came out to Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol Saturday as the Margaret B. Mitchell Spay/Neuter Clinic hosted their 7th annual Woofstock.

Special Olympics athletes begin torch run to Richmond

An event founded in 1968 aims to create a world that is more humane, friendly and accepts differences among people everywhere. And that mission remains the same today for Special Olympics athletes.

SWAT training continues for officers around the region

“SWAT" stands for Special Weapons and Tactics, and training week continues for officers from around the region. A News 5 reporter got to give it a try!

Tennessee changes standardized testing in public schools

New changes to standardized testing in Tennessee will affect the way teachers prepare their students.

Ridgeview High School on schedule to open this August

News 5 talked to Dickenson County Superintendent Haydee Robinson about the new Ridgeview High School that will open in August.

Home Depot hosts 'Severe Weather Preparedness Workshop'

With storm season approaching - it's important to be weather prepared.

Hope on Wheels raises money for cancer patients

Motorcycle riders packed the Market Street Centre parking lot this morning in Johnson City for the 7th annual Hope on Wheels event. More than 100 riders came out to support those battling cancer.

Elizabethton man makes donation, tours new stadium

A project more than seven years in the making is nearly complete at Elizabethton High School. But for one man, it's more than just a project. It’s a way for him to honor his late wife's memory.

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Proposed tax increases all over the Tri-Cities

Bristol, VA, could see a 5-cent increase in real estate taxes. Johnson City has proposed a 37-cent increase. Kingsport may implement a gas franchise fee. And in Bristol, TN, a 3.5 percent increase in water rates was approved on the first reading.

More safety patrols on South Holston Lake for Memorial Day

Summer-like temperatures bring more people out to our area lakes and rivers. And with that comes more safety patrols.

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