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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A candidate running for U.S. Senate this November made a stop in Bristol this weekend.

Local marina says business surpassed recent summers

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Johnson City holds 3rd annual bacon fest

It's one of the meatiest events in East Tennessee, and Saturday, bacon lovers in the Tri-Cities had a little slice, or two, of heaven.

The Tweetsie Trail holds grand opening

The Tweetsie Trail welcomed its first walkers, runners and bikers Saturday.

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Kingsport firefighters were out in full force Saturday at the Food City on Moreland Drive looking for donations to "fill the boot."   

City of Kingsport looks ahead to new developments and new fiscal year

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Heart doctors at Johnston Memorial Hospital unveil new live-saving service

Heart doctors at Johnston Memorial Hospital Thursday morning unveiled new technology now available to them at the hospital.

Woman with ALS says she's thankful for local support

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Biker hit by car, In stable condition

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