Stephanie Santostasi

POSTED: 5:09 PM May 15 2014   UPDATED: 2:17 PM Sep 26 2014
Stephanie-Santostasi

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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Man throws $15,000 Halloween party in Gray

Halloween night is less than a week away but one man in Gray plans to celebrate a little early this year, and he's showing off his holiday spirit in a big way.

Disabled veteran almost loses service dog to rat poison

They say dogs are a man's best friend and for one disabled veteran in Gray that couldn't be more true.

Teal pumpkins raise awareness for food allergies

Halloween's exactly a week away and can be a scary time, especially for parents whose children have food allergies.

Exhibit opens at Reece Museum in memorial of ETSU art student

An art exhibit, known as the Fletcher Exhibit, opened on ETSU’s campus last week. It explores current trends in modern art and is dedicated in honor of a former art student at the college.

Dance marathon raises money for Children's Miracle Network

A dance marathon, held Thursday night in the ballroom at the Culp Center on ETSU’s campus, raised money all for a good cause.

HILLBILLY BUTTS

Erwin board meets about mobile food trucks

The Erwin planning commission and board of zoning appeals met Wednesday night to decide the fate of Hillbilly Butts and Brisket BBQ, a mobile food unit stationed off North Main Street.

Little Free Libraries come to Tree Streets in Johnson City

The Southside Neighborhood Organization opened seven little free libraries in the community Sunday.

Dentist office collects books for local schools

A dentist office in Kingsport is collecting books to donate to local schools.

Pinnacle Park opens in Bristol

A new park in Bristol, Tennessee is officially open.

Jericho Shrine Circus comes to Johnson City

From helping children who need orthopedic care, to others who are severely burned, the Shriners Hospitals for Children allows families to get the medical attention they need for free.

Johnson City commissioners pass resolution on flood plain buyout program

The Johnson City commissioners considered a plan Thursday night to buy out 95 homes in flood prone areas.

Local gymnastics club finally has new home

The only gymnastics club in Bristol finally has a place to call home.

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