Stephanie Santostasi

POSTED: 5:09 PM May 15 2014   UPDATED: 2:17 PM Sep 26 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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Child life specialists care for kids at Niswonger Children's Hospital

Staying in a hospital puts a lot of stress and anxiety on patients because sometimes they don't know when they'll be able to leave.

Kingsport triplets win $30,000 cafeteria makeover

The Roberts family got an exciting phone call more than two weeks telling them they'd been selected as a grand prize winner.

Local pharmacies see shortage in Tamiflu supply

As flu season comes around, it's important to make sure you're protected. Many people think once you get the vaccination you're in the clear.

Anonymous donor pays layaways at Johnson City Toys 'R' Us

Santa visited early for some families in the Tri-Cities this weekend and he headed straight to the layaway department at the Johnson City Toys ‘R’ Us.

Nursing student graduates after years of obstacles and hardship

It was a special day for hundreds of students in our area graduating from college Saturday. But for some, the road to get there was a little tougher than others.

Man charged with stealing linens from hotel, schools go on lockdown

An internal lockdown at two Abingdon Schools Friday afternoon kept people inside safe while police searched for suspects.

Elizabethton Utilities Director hoping for changes to water loss project

An ongoing project in Elizabethton is making major improvements to the city.

A wish comes true for 3-year-old with Edwards' Syndrome

A three year old from Bristol -- with a life-threatening medical condition -- is getting an early Christmas present.

Ceremony held to remember Pearl Harbor

A ceremony held Sunday in the Tri-Cities served as a remembrance to those in the Pearl Harbor attack.

Bristol barber shop fills shoe boxes for homeless

The Christmas gift-giving season is upon is, and a family from Bristol plans to deliver more than 100 gifts to adults at the Salvation Army on Christmas Day.

Sycamore Shoals needs more funding and volunteers

There are 53 state parks in Tennessee and to operate those parks it takes money and volunteers.

More changes coming to downtown Elizabethton?

More changes could be coming to downtown Elizabethton.


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