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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Olivia's Most Recent Stories

A year later, still no leads in double murder-arson

Monday marks one year since Greeneville police found two people inside a burning home. One was dead and the other died a few days later. Despite dozens of interviews, there are still no leads.

Marion Ice Plant dam removal expected to bring millions to region

An estimated $9 million could be headed to southwest Virginia with the removal of the Marion Ice Plant dam. The removal of the dam will start Wednesday morning and it's expected to take a day and a half to be taken down completely.

Johnson City man reunites with EMTs who saved his life

A Columbia, Tennessee, man born in Johnson City says he wouldn't be alive today without the help of two emergency responders. That's why, almost 31 years later, he drove hours to say "thank you."

70 dogs rescued from one home now up for adoption

70 dogs rescued from a Sullivan County home are in the process of finding new homes.

Community devastated by collapse of Slant foot bridge

Flooding caused all kinds of problems last week in Scott County, including the  collapse of a foot bridge in the Slant community.

Look for "Little Free Libraries" to improve literacy

Junior League of Bristol is trying to improve literacy in the community by making libraries more accessible - not by handing out library cards, but by hanging "Little Free Libraries."

Johnson City Transit unveils text alerts for weather-related changes

When schools close in the Tri-Cities, many people get texts to their phones alerting them to changes. Now, Johnson City Transit is unveiling a system very similar to keep riders updated.

ETSU College of Education receives $1.2M scholarship endowment

More scholarship opportunities are coming for undergraduate students in East Tennessee State University's College of Education.

Holston Valley surgeon teaches robotic system in Turkey

A Holston Valley Medical Center doctor is using his innovative urology training to benefit people other than his patients - he's also advancing medicine overseas.

Small-town band The Buddz making big moves

Many small-town bands never escape a parent's garage, but not The Buddz.

Wise Primary teachers, parents feed kids missing meals because of snow days

26 low-income Wise County families got a surprise today from the school they send their children to. 

Winter weather causes Hawkins County Court backlog

Hawkins County Court is experiencing major slowdowns because of the winter weather, according to Randall Collier, clerk of courts.


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