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

One dead, one in custody after shooting in Pound, Va.

A man is dead and a person of interest is in custody after a fatal shooting at a residence in Pound, Va.

Abingdon farm hosts free "Meet the Alpacas" event

It's common to celebrate National Sibling Day or National Pizza Day, but what about National Alpaca Farm Day? White Pines Alpacas in Abingdon certainly didn't forget!

Special needs prom allows all ages to feel like movie stars

Prom night is a rite of passage for many high school students, but many special needs individuals don't  get the same opportunity - until Saturday night.

John Sevier Middle School newspaper earns national finalist honors

A middle school newspaper that won six state-wide awards in 2013 was notified last week it's a finalist for a national honor.

Kingsport drug collection site encourages cleaning out medicine cabinets

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, when people in our region can turn in unwanted or expired prescription drugs. But the same initiative has been going on year-around, with eight collection sites in Northeast Tennessee.

Deteriorating fire station forces volunteer department to relocate

For the past 20 years, the Hampton Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Department has serviced the entire Valley Forge community. It wants to continue doing so, but the deteriorating fire station is becoming too much of a burden.

Annual Memorial Walk honors lives lost to suicide

In Tennessee, a life is lost to suicide every 15 minutes, and the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network held its annual Northeast Region Memorial Walk Sunday to remember some of them.

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.


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