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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Fake robbery video wastes time of Kingsport police

The Kingsport Police Department says a local business owner could face charges after the store produced a video pretending it was surveillance of a robbery.

Man achieves goal of joining Army after losing 150 pounds

A local man's extreme weight loss is allowing him to accomplish his dreams -- and prove that he's "Army strong."

Knitting club helps teacher grieve, helps others stay warm

Knitting -- it's something that started as a relief during a tragic time for a Cloudland High School teacher. But after several of her students joined in, a hobby has turned into something much more meaningful.

Local doctor explains communicable diseases

Many viewers reached out to News 5 about the closure of three Russell County schools looking for answers about what happened - and when calling officials and asking them to elaborate on their statements, they declined.

Rally planned to postpone potential closure of Greene Valley

With a federal judge's hearing to close Greene Valley Developmental Center a week away, concerned citizens are doing everything they can to postpone a decision.

Northeast State program meets financial needs of students

Northeast State students who need a little financial help are getting it -- thanks to the school's Student Needs Project that provides accessibility to food, gas and other resources.

Parham first to sign petition for mayoral run in 2015

Back in November, Alderman Tom Parham was the first to pick up a petition to run for mayor of Kingsport in the 2015 election. Monday, he was also the first to turn it in.

Act of kindness by police leads to funding for car seats

Mayor Dennis Phillips of Kingsport wants to give the police department a gift after witnessing two officers "pay it forward."

Eight dogs rescued from deplorable conditions

On Tuesday, Scott County Animal Shelter signed a lease on Stonebridge Kennels after a fire destroyed its facility back in December - and it's already filling up.

greene valley

Proposed closure of care facility could affect 600 jobs, 96 residents

600 Greene Valley Developmental Center employers could be out of work and the 96 people they care for could be displaced if a federal judge approves to close the facility.

Hospital uses state-of-the-art robot for minimally invasive gallbladder surgery

Having your gallbladder removed used to be a painful surgery with a long recovery period - but not anymore.

Virginia State Police

One man dead after Wise County crash

An East Stone Gap man is dead after a crash Friday in Wise County.


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