Olivia Caridi

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

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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

2 East Tennessee professors break underwater world record

After 73 days living underwater, Roane State Community College professors Jessica Fain and Bruce Cantrell surfaced the new world record holders, and went straight back to educating people on land.

Local bounce house business offers safety advice for children

Three Florida children were injured Monday after their inflatable bounce house was swept away, leaving parents to wonder what they can do to keep their children safe.

New summer food program starting in Sullivan County

There is a brand new summer food program starting in Sullivan County. Starting June 1st, school employees will hand out hot meals to children at ten different sites across the county.

Summer feeding program in Kingsport is back in session

School is out, meaning the summer feeding program for children in Kingsport City Schools is back in session.

Mountain Home National Cemetery, VA Medical Center observes Memorial Day

Monday is Memorial Day -- a day to pay tribute to those who died in the line of duty. Ceremonies were held across our region today, including Johnson City at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.

Johnson City firefighters hold benefit to honor fallen brother

Johnson City firefighters are honoring one of their own, who died from liver cancer last week. Lt. Barry Richardson lost his battle with cancer last Friday.

New, larger animal shelter should open by late June

With the Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter filled to the brim, opening of the new location is needed -- and it's expected in late June.

Wash. Co./Johnson City EMS awarded for heart attack care

It's National EMS Week, and Washington County-Johnson City EMS is getting recognized for its work with heart attack treatment.

Wise County couple celebrates 75 years of marriage

A Wise County couple is celebrating 75 years of marriage.

Local police departments respond to military equipment ban

President Obama has ordered a cutback in programs that give police military gear -- a plan to ease tensions between law enforcement and minority communities. News 5 talked to a few local police departments to see if that will change how they operate.

Parents say medical cannabis oil working for Greeneville infant

It's now legal to use cannabis oil for limited medical purposes in Tennessee. After Governor Bill Haslam gave the final approval earlier in May, one Greeneville family decided to give it a try.

Washington Co. school district considering advertising on buses

The Washington County school district is looking into advertising on school buses -- and how much money would "roll in" to the county.


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