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

Sullivan Co. Correctional Facility explains medical division

Several of our viewers commented on the Facebook post questioning medical practices in jail, so News 5 visited the medical division today to get more information on practices.

Elizabethton gets grant to continue water loss reduction project

The city of Elizabethton is getting an extra $450,000 to continue its water loss reduction project.

Rancher starts petition for more horse rights

There's a new petition out of Johnson City that's circulating the web. A rancher from our region wants a bill passed to establish the rights of horses.    

UPDATE: Missing teenager found safe

The Big Stone Gap Police Department tells us 14-year-old Adriana Banak has been found and is safe.

Sullivan County inmate stops breathing, dies at hospital

An inmate at the Sullivan County Correctional Facility stopped breathing and died at a local hospital Saturday.

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Man's body found on Appalachian Trail

A man's body was found on the Appalachian Trail Saturday in Unicoi County.

TCAT announces partnership with Snap-on, Trane

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology officially announced a corporate partnership with a local manufacturer Wednesday.

Graduate students install new energy-efficient lights at ETSU library

The lights in East Tennessee State University's library got a lot brighter Wednesday thanks to a grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. 

Wetlands Water Park doesn't turn profit for second year

For the second year in a row, Jonesborough's Wetlands Water Park didn't turn a profit during the summer season.

Cyclist and his dog stop through Virginia on coast-to-coast charity ride

For Kevin Holzmacher and his dog Daisy, a coast-to-coast road trip is not just for exercise - it's also for charity.

DEA changes rules for Hydrocodone prescriptions

To decrease the illegal abuse of prescription painkillers in the country, the Drug Enforcement Administration is making it harder to get the drugs legally.

Local Paralympian shares his experiences at Holston High

This year two-time U.S. Paralympian Heath Calhoun took home the silver medical in alpine skiing. The Grundy native is back in the area, and accomplishments aside, he told students at Holston High School Friday that he's just a normal guy.


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