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

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.

Congressman Roe says deployment to Syria unlikely

Congressman Phil Roe calls the violence "a humanitarian disaster."

Wise Co. man mourns his dog shot and killed by deputies

What started as Wise County Sheriff's Office deputies serving a warrant ended in gunfire Saturday, and now a homeowner's dog is dead.

State Street businesses prepare for Food City Family Race Night

From 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday, cars are kept off State Street allowing thousands of race fans to walk and check out Bristol's downtown.

Local artist sending two works to Smithsonian exhibit

Benjamin Walls, a fine art photographer from the Tri-Cities, is used to having his work featured in major museums.

Davy Crockett Days brings 18th century to life

For those of you who don't know, Davy Crockett's birthday was Saturday, and history buffs and fans of Crockett celebrated Sunday at the Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park in Limestone.

Regional bricklayers compete for national championship spot

The best bricklayers and masons represented the state of Tennessee Saturday in the regional event of the World Series of Bricklaying.

Annual 5K raises funds for Sullivan Co. K-9 unit

Dog lovers exercised for a cause Saturday morning in the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office's 3rd Annual Hot Pursuit 5K and 2 mile walk.

Tennessee High School students get new laptops

Students at Tennessee High School got new backpacks Wednesday morning, and what's in them made them a little bit heavier: laptops that everyone picked up.

Crops growing well for local farmers despite rainfall

The corn growing on Sam Rock's farm in Abingdon is the best it's ever been.

First day of school means safety checks for Washington Co., Va. officers

It was the first day of school Monday for Washington County, Virginia students. Teachers and students crowded the halls, and so did Washington County Sheriff's Office personnel.

United Way of Southwest Virginia merger announced

A major announcement was made by local United Way agencies Wedneseday morning in Gate City, Virginia.   


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