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

JC non-profit battling affordable housing need

In the Tri-Cities, lack of affordable housing is an alarming problem.

Largest estate auction in years happening this weekend

The area's largest estate auction in years is coming up Saturday in Elizabethton.    

Twelve JC businesses hit by burglars in the past month

Johnson City police officers are on high alert, looking for the suspected burglars of several businesses over the past month.

Gardening therapy at Duffield nursing home

A Duffield nursing facility is doing everything it can to make residents feel at home.

New Scott County animal shelter should be open by late July

Animal control officials estimate that the new Scott County Animal Shelter should open by late July.

Task force created in Johnson City to study sign ordinances

Figure out a plan of action, or face citations in city court -- that's what Johnson City code enforcers have been telling two businesses for the past year.

Bees dying at rapid rates, concerning local beekeepers

According to a recent study, beekeepers across the country lost roughly 40 percent of their colonies within the last year, and a Kingsport beekeeper says that when it comes to the problem, we're all feeling the sting.

Record high real estate, utility rate increases in Coeburn

Coeburn's town council has passed the highest real estate and utility rate increases its residents have ever seen.

Coeburn fundraising for SWVA's first special needs playground

Fundraising efforts in the town of Coeburn are underway to create Southwest Virginia's first playground for children with special needs.

Wise Primary holds a 'Stuffed Animal Sleepover' over the weekend

Wise Primary students are almost out for summer, but they're not getting a vacation just yet. While their heads are in the books, their favorite furry friends got a bit of a break.  

Bristol TN woman calls BTES tree trim job "deplorable"

Bristol Tennessee Essential Services crews are out trimming trees from power lines in several neighborhoods. One woman says the job BTES did on her trees is deplorable.

Greeneville PD will get more than $16,000 for new in-car cameras

The Greeneville Police Department will get more than $16,000 from the Board of Mayor and Alderman for new in-car cameras.


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