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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There's a new online tool for child care centers. As of this month, Tennessee's Department of Human Services posts their daycare inspection results for parents and the public to see.

House fire sends one man to hospital

A Bristol, Virginia man is recovering Sunday after a trip to the hospital.

Governor McAuliffe addresses health care concerns in Wise County

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe visited Wise County, Virginia Friday to discuss health care issues and concerns in the region.

Fun Fest ends, clean-up begins

Another year of Fun Fest has come to an end but now, the clean-up is underway.

Kingsport woman hosts eight minor league players

It's a long way to the top for many Minor League Baseball players hoping one day they'll get the chance to play in the MLB.

Birthplace of Country Music Museum ready to open

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is just weeks away from opening in downtown Bristol.


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Hundreds line up for free medical care at Wise RAM

In southwest Virginia people were lining up for free medical care Friday, and some were even in place two days in advance.

Diabetes symposium educates health care providers

Tennessee ranks the 4th highest in the nation in type two diabetes and Virginia isn't far behind at number 23.

Sunday sundaes benefit Cup of Cold Water fund

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream, for a good cause of cours

Biomechanics sports conference brings in people from 28 different countries

Sports researchers, coaches and teachers from around the world head to ETSU this week for the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference.

Laurel Marina & Yacht Club hosts water poker run for charity

Poker, boats and South Holston Lake. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon and people at the Laurel Marina and Yacht Club got to do just that.

Iconic Piedmont bus station becomes new Bristol Brewery

Downtown Bristol, Virginia has plans to expand and looking to become the craft brew hub of the region.


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Preston Ayres

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Kyle Benjamin

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Paul Johnson

PJ began his television career at WCYB-TV in 1981 after working as a newspaper and radio reporter.


Samantha Kozsey

Samantha Kozsey anchors News 5 Early Today, News 5 Today and News 5 at Noon. Samantha brings 15 years broadcast journalism experience to the WCYB team.


Julie Newman

Julie Newman anchors News 5 WCYB at 5, 6 and 11. She brings a dozen years of television experience to the newsroom.


Rebecca Pepin

Rebecca moved to the Tri-Cities in 2005 after living in Columbia, South Carolina for 5 years and working for WIS-TV.

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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

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Dave Dierks

The Tri-Cities has been home for Dave for more than 25 years.


Donnie Cox

Donnie is a Tennessean having grown up near Cookeville in the Upper Cumberland. Prior to coming to the Tri-Cities, he spent 20 years at the CBS affiliate station in Nashville.


David Boyd

David grew up in Knoxville and has always had a love for weather.

Chris Michaels

Chris Michaels

Chris Michaels is the weekend morning meteorologist at News 5 WCYB. Chris comes to us from North Carolina State University, where he got his degree in Meteorology.


Jordan Conigliaro

WCYB Sports Director Jordan Conigliaro joined the News 5 Sports Team from WVVA-TV in Bluefield, West Virginia.


Casey Goetz

Casey joined the News 5 team as Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter in August, 2010.


Kristen Quon

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