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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Stephanie's Most Recent Stories

Boone Lake levels affecting local marinas

The Tennessee Valley Authority announced Thursday that Boone Lake will remain 30 feet below its normal level until next year. But with lake levels staying put for at least the next year, what does that mean for marinas?

People concerned about the future of Boone Lake

A problem at the Boone Lake dam will keep lake levels lower than normal for the next year. The Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA, made that announcement Thursday afternoon in a news conference.

National Guard troops help people in Wise and Lee Counties

Many people in both Wise and Lee counties are still snowed in following the bad weather we've seen these past two weeks.

Governor McAuliffe visits collapsed food bank in Wise County

The bad weather we've seen during the past two weeks has had an impact on people all across our region. Some of those hardest hit areas are in Southwest Virginia.

Children miss meals because of snow days

Schools across our region have been closed because of weather for almost two weeks now, and that affects many families relying on those schools to feed their children.

People in Lee County cleaning up after snowstorm destroys buildings

Tons of snow and ice caused major damage to parts of our region particularly in Southwest Virginia. News 5 found some of the worst hit places in Lee County.

Tennessee State Representative wants to change marijuana laws

A proposed Tennessee bill could mean changes for those in possession of marijuana.

Bristol city workers clean-up roads in record-breaking temperatures

News 5 caught up with some Bristol City Workers who spent most of their day outdoors.

UPS worker delivers packages despite frigid temperatures

Many people didn't get the day off despite these frigid temperatures. We went to find the workers with the 'coldest' jobs and found Steve Burden along State Street in Bristol.


Fire destroys home in Kingsport

Another fire in Kingsport early Thursday morning destroyed a home off Jersey Street. Firefighters tell us the fire started near a heater in the wall.

Preparing your home for frigid temperatures

Dangerously cold temperatures can not only be harmful, it can also be costly. Experts News 5 spoke to say it's a good idea to protect your pipes now, and you can do that, and not spend a whole lot of money.

snow supplies

Winter weather supplies flying off the shelves

Many people are paying a visit to home improvement stores to stock up on winter supplies.


News 5 Staff


Preston Ayres

Preston Ayres grew up on a farm in the Bowmantown community of Washington County, TN.


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.


Dave Dierks

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


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.


Casey Goetz

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


Olivia Caridi

Olivia graduated Cum Laude from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas with a degree in journalism and a minor in English.


Callan Gray

Callan Gray grew up in New York, and has always had a love for storytelling.


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.

Cassandra Sweetman

Cassandra Sweetman

Cassandra Sweetman is a multimedia journalist for News 5 WCYB.

Olivia Bailey

Olivia Bailey

Olivia Bailey is a multi-media journalist for News 5 WCYB.


Kristen Quon

Kristen is a Savannah, Georgia native who moved to Johnson City to study journalism at Milligan College.