Olivia Caridi

POSTED: 5:08 PM May 19 2014   UPDATED: 1:09 PM Jun 16 2014

Olivia Caridi is an Austin, Texas native and is excited to be living in the Tri-Cities.

Olivia graduated Cum Laude from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas with a degree in journalism and a minor in English. While in Texas, Olivia interned at WFAA-TV in Dallas and Fox Sports Southwest. She also served as the Executive Editor of TCU's digital-first news website for a semester.

In her free time, you can find Olivia supporting the TCU Horned Frogs, watching The Bachelor, drinking coffee, working out, and reading.

If you have any story ideas for Olivia, or if you just want to say hello, email her at ocaridi@wcyb.com. She also loves social media, so make sure to follow her WCYB Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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Retreat for military veterans underway in Troutdale

Volunteers broke ground at the Laurel Creek Campground on Thursday morning, and the site will hold retreats and adventure camps for military veterans.

New Tennessee law allows public access to life-saving overdose drug

For the second year in a row, drug overdoses are the leading cause of death in Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. Now, a new law is giving people access to a drug that can save overdose patients.

Kingsport Police noticing a surge of counterfeit bills

The Kingsport Police Department wants the public to know they've seen an increase in counterfeit currency circulating the area.

Good Samaritan Ministries finishes out its summer food program

Good Samaritan Ministries distributed its last food boxes of the summer food program Monday morning in Johnson City.

45 Years Later: Locals share memories of Apollo 11

On this day, 45 years ago, three astronauts left their footprints on history by becoming the first humans to land on the moon.

Norfolk Southern, Natural Tunnel State Park shut down tracks for Railroad Day

On a normal day, it's considered trespassing to walk on the railroad tracks at Natural Tunnel State Park. But on Railroad Day, people were able to walk through the tunnel to check out the history and beauty.

Sullivan Co. Sheriff's Office combats bullying with summer camp

Bullying is a problem everywhere with children and adults, but a summer camp going on in Sullivan County is teaching elementary students the skills to deal with it.

Ten new robots enhance Northeast State technology program

Last year, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam provided Northeast State Community College with an $843,000 grant to enhance Advanced Technologies programs.


Walmart employees looking for owner of missing pictures

Two years ago, a cart pusher at the Walmart on Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport found something interesting in the parking lot.

Friend of teen killed in jet ski accident shares memories

Jennifer Garcia-Clark says her best friend Bailey Stout followed her heart.

Kingsport Aquatic Center hosts cardboard boat race for Fun Fest

At the Kingsport Aquatic Center on day two of Fun Fest, people got to test their boating skills. Their cardboard boating skills, that is.

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Ed Harlow appointed chairman of BVU Authority board

As the new chairman of the BVU Authority board, one of Ed Harlow's first goals is gaining back community trust.


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