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

Record six sets of twins enrolled at Northwood High School

One set of twins in a single high school is not rare. Two sets isn't unusual. But six sets at a small high school? That's extremely rare.    

Washington County courthouse renovations resuming

The second floor is still dry wall, dust and nails, but the vision on the blueprints for the second floor of the Washington County courthouse will soon be a reality.

Jonesborough now offering historic walking tours

International storytellers gather in Jonesborough every year, but now the town itself is telling its own story with historic walking tours on Main Street.

Tennessee Promise partner tnAchieves needing mentors

Tennessee Achieves, a partner organization of Tennessee Promise, needs mentors to help the high school seniors that need guidance in the college process.

Appalachia Fire Department gets emergency transport license

By April, the department met the requirement of getting an ambulance and proper licensing.

Doctors, emergency responders at odds with overdose drug accessibility

Drug overdose deaths continue to rise in Tennessee, but there's a drug that's saving lives by reversing the effects of narcotics.

Local humane society fundraises for spay and neuter surgeries

A Bristol humane society that has already helped over 24,000 animals in 14 years wants to keep the streak alive.

Local woman invents patented alarm system to prevent hot car deaths

Susan Quave, a teacher at Johnson County Middle School, created a car alarm system that fights the problem of hot car deaths across the United States.

School lunch, snack program helps need-based kids in Wise

The country is facing a growing hunger problem, and it's affecting kids at local schools. But one school is fighting the problem with a program called The Lunchbox Project.

Moonshine coming to Main Street in Marion

Downtown Marion should expect an increase in tourist business, as one retail store got the green light to sell its whiskey and moonshine.

Cumberplunge transforms Bristol street into giant slip-and-slide

Cumberland Street in Bristol transformed into a giant slip-and-slide Saturday afternoon  for the Cumberplunge.

Local woman shares weight loss success story in national magazine

Pick up June's edition of Health Magazine and you'll see how people nationwide are learning about the weight loss success story of a woman from Gray.


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