Stephanie Santostasi

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

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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

Elizabethton man makes donation, tours new stadium

A project more than seven years in the making is nearly complete at Elizabethton High School. But for one man, it's more than just a project. It’s a way for him to honor his late wife's memory.

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Proposed tax increases all over the Tri-Cities

Bristol, VA, could see a 5-cent increase in real estate taxes. Johnson City has proposed a 37-cent increase. Kingsport may implement a gas franchise fee. And in Bristol, TN, a 3.5 percent increase in water rates was approved on the first reading.

More safety patrols on South Holston Lake for Memorial Day

Summer-like temperatures bring more people out to our area lakes and rivers. And with that comes more safety patrols.

First ever farmers market opens in Carter County

Farmers and crafters from across the region set-up in Roan Mountain to sell their goods Saturday morning. Because after months of planning, the first ever Farmers Market in Carter County opened.

Johnson City Cardinals needs host families for players

In just over a month -professional baseball players will be back in Johnson City. But when they're here, they'll need a place to stay while they play.

Northeast Correctional Complex holds resource fair for inmates

For people locked up in prison - getting out and finding a job, or even getting a driver's license can be difficult.

Lincoln Theater restructures Song of the Mountains, fires Tim White

The popular host of the PBS show Song of the Mountains has been fired. Tim White has been the producer and host for the decade the show - which showcases the rich music history in our area - has been on the air.

Octagon House recognized by Preservation Virginia

Preservation Virginia - a non-profit organization devoted to historic preservation - stopped by the Octagon House in Marion Monday.

Marion VFW places flags and crosses on court house lawn

For the past 9 years, on the week before Memorial Day, the Marion VFW post creates one of the most impressive tributes to veterans in our region.

Funeral plans for Mtn. City family killed in head-on collision

A Mountain City family of three has been killed in a high-speed head-on collision. It happened Saturday night on Route 421 North, at the Tennessee-North Carolina state line. Their pastor is talking about the loss and funeral arrangements have been made.

Bristol, Tennessee Fire Dept. kicks off EMS Awareness Week

Fire and rescue crews lined up along Anderson Street Park in Bristol today to kick off EMS Awareness Week.

Watson's Marine holds grand re-opening

A fire destroyed a Bluff City boating retailer back in January, but after months of rebuilding and picking up the pieces - the store finally had its 'grand re-opening' this weekend.


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