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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Stephanie's Most Recent Stories

Volunteers build new home for Greeneville man

A Greeneville man's mobile home burned down this past February. In the meantime, he's rented an apartment nearby until he finally has a home of his own again.

Miss Tennessee visits Johnson City

Miss Tennessee visited Johnson City Saturday along with Miss Historic Jonesborough and Miss Johnson City.

Carter County Sheriff's Office holds CSI competition

We see them on TV all the time. CSI television shows working to solve murder cases and crimes.

New grant targets East Tennessee prescription drug abuse

One in four teens abuse prescription drugs. Tennessee state officials want to change that statistic.

Greeneville garbage trucks raise awareness against cancer

Study shows that about one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

Kingsport triplets compete in national cooking contest

It's a program designed to teach kids that healthy eating habits begin in the kitchen.

Hillbilly Butts and Brisket BBQ says good-bye to Erwin

More than three weeks ago we learned the fate of Hillbilly Butts and Brisket BBQ, the food trailer located of North Main Street in Erwin.

Fire destroys a home in Unicoi

A home in the town of Unicoi is destroyed after a fire. It happened on Crystal Lane just before eight o'clock Thursday night and investigators believe it was caused by a heater.

Unicoi County Sheriff warns residents about possible scam

There's a scam in Unicoi County that homeowners may want to be aware of.

Science Hill increases football game security

The second week of playoffs for Tennessee football continues tomorrow night and much of the attention is focused on the rematch between Dobyns-Bennett and Science Hill.

CASA needs volunteers because of increase in drug abuse issues

A group in our area dedicated to helping children through the court system is in need of help from the community.

Town of Jonesborough holds Veterans Day Ceremony

The official day for Veterans Day is Tuesday, November 11, but a town in Washington County, Tennessee honored those veterans on Sunday.

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