Olivia Bailey

Multi-Media Journalist

POSTED: 11:24 AM Aug 21 2014   UPDATED: 1:21 PM Nov 20 2014
Olivia Bailey

Olivia Bailey is a multi-media journalist for News 5 WCYB.

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Military reservists serve country, work at home

We can often tell military members by their distinctive uniforms. However, throughout the week, many service members have other jobs.

Hundreds of vintage hats up for sale in Abingdon

Hundreds of vintage hats will be on sale in Abingdon this weekend just in time for Easter and derby season.

Former BVU executives' case involves Tobacco Commission projects

Momentum behind federal felony fraud cases involving two former executives at BVU continues to build.

Woman donates kidney to save co-worker's life

You've had coworkers you liked and coworkers you hated. Working together means different things for people at different workplaces. We have an inspirational story for you. When one local woman found out a coworker was sick, she sacrificed to save her life.

Teen stroke victim's remarkable recovery

A young Bristol man is defying the odds. He suffered a stroke nearly two years ago, but today he's making a "miracle" recovery.

Family remembers Weston Keeton by giving back

The parents of young Weston Keeton are marking the one-year anniversary of his death by giving back to people he loved the most. An "angel-versary" celebration is helping to provide some comfort for the family.

Basketball more than a game for Clintwood's State Championship team

The Clintwood girls' basketball team took home the top prize in their final year of play. They had one more chance this year to etch their name in history. "It makes us like family. We ain't really like a team. We're all like sisters," Sophomore Haylee Phillips said.

School district ponders drug-testing athletes

The Kingsport Board of Education is looking at an option that would allow Dobyns-Bennett High School to begin randomly drug-testing athletes.

Johnson City hospital guest house closes temporarily

A non-profit allowing hospital patients and their families to stay for a low-cost is closed for now. It charged only $15 a night to be near Johnson City hospitals.

Unicoi County family getting help after fire

A family of six is receiving assistance, Tuesday night, after a fire destroyed their home earlier in the day. Fire officials say a smoke detector saved lives.

"Idol" musician attributes success to SW Virginia roots

American Idol was just the first step for one man in Pennington Gap kicking off his music career. Taylor Ray Holbrook started by uploading videos on Facebook, and now he has a record deal. His hometown has played a vital role in his music.

College adapts to needs of nontraditional students

The number of nontraditional students attending college, often older than 24 with work experience and families to support, is reportedly up about 41 percent.


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Olivia Bailey is a multi-media journalist for News 5 WCYB.


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