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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Kingsport church assembles meals for people in need

Over the last 15 years, international relief agency 'Stop Hunger Now' provided free meals to children and families all over the world. Sunday, a Kingsport church helped out, assembling 20,000 meals for people in need.

Cantrell and three kids found in West Virginia

Lisa Cantrell and her three kids from were found safely last night in West Virginia.

National Drug Take-Back day held in Wise

People in our region Saturday had the chance to turn in unwanted or expired prescription drugs as a part of National Drug Take-Back day.

Johnson City man survives thoughts of suicide, shares his story

In the United States, someone dies by suicide every 16 minutes. In Tennessee, approximately 900 people die from suicide every year.

Mountain Home VA Healthcare System holds town hall meeting for veterans

Local veterans had the opportunity to get some answers Friday regarding their concerns at the VA Medical Center in Johnson City.

ETSU tailgate planned: booze allowed

It's been more than ten years since football's been on campus at East Tennessee State University. This Saturday, football fans will get a sneak peek at what an ETSU game day experience will be like.

4th graders march the Muster Grounds in Abingdon

The year is 1780 and a new country found itself still fighting for independence from Great Britain, and that fight brought a Militia of back-country Patriots to gather at a meadow in Abingdon, Virginia, now known as the Muster Grounds.

Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion wraps up another successful year

Tens of thousands of people headed to downtown Bristol this weekend for the 14th annual Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion.

Town of Jonesborough celebrates Constitution Week

People in Jonesborough headed to the steps of the courthouse Sunday afternoon honoring the 227th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution.

Boys and girls club receives new playground

After almost four years of planning, the Boys and Girls Club of Johnson City finally received their new playground Saturday, but it's not ready for the kids to use just yet.

Buddy walk for Down syndrome awareness held in Johnson City

Families and friends headed to the ETSU soccer field Saturday for the annual Buddy Walk for Down syndrome awareness.

Colgate brings mobile dentist office to Jonesborough

A trip to the dentist may seem like a hassle to some people but for others it's something they sorely need but can rarely afford.


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