Stephanie Santostasi

POSTED: 5:09 PM May 15 2014   UPDATED: 4:03 PM Jun 11 2014

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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New study links migraines and Parkinson's disease

It's the most common brain disorder in both men and women and now a new study shows people who suffer from a specific type of migraine have double the risk of developing Parkinson's disease

ETSU evaluates safety procedures following alleged rape

East Tennessee State University continues to investigate reports of an alleged rape on campus. Students at ETSU received an email last night telling them a student encountered two men at Governors Hall about three weeks ago.

Premier Pro Outdoor Racing Series stops in Tennessee

We have the worlds fastest half mile and also the worlds wettest half mile.

Doe River Gorge hosts father-son challenge

Dad's and their and sons from all over the U.S. spent the weekend at Doe River Gorge taking on the 2014 father-son challenge.

Sullivan County Board of Education holds weekend work session

The Sullivan County Board of Education got some work in Saturday morning discussing future school matters.

Johnson City family receives new home

A family in Johnson City has a new home thanks to the Appalachia Service Project.

Southwest Virginia holds first outdoor expo

People from around Southwest Virginia celebrated the first ever outdoor expo at Heartwood Saturday in Abingdon.

Veteran career counseling in Johnson City

Veterans from across the Tri-Cities met Friday at the Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church in Johnson City to learn about employment opportunities in Northeast Tennessee.

Kingsport Police Department

Kingsport police tell drivers to expect delays tonight

Drivers in Kingsport can expect delays Friday night.

A climb to remember

About a dozen fire fighters from across northeast Tennessee climbed the parking garage stairwell at the Holston Valley Medical Center.

Holston Valley Middle School receives music grant

Students at Holston Valley Middle School received new music equipment Wednesday after being awarded a grant from the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. A grant given to only ten schools in the nation each year.

The Pride Community of the Tri-Cities holds first ever public event

The Pride Community of the Tri-Cities made history Sunday as they came together for the Pride End of Summer Festival at Rotary Park.


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Julie Newman

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Rebecca Pepin

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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

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Callan Gray

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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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Casey Goetz

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