Olivia Bailey

Multi-Media Journalist

POSTED: 11:24 AM Aug 21 2014   UPDATED: 1:38 PM Apr 22 2015

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Olivia Bailey

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

She is a native of Chilhowie, Va., and graduate of Emory & Henry College. After working for CNN and the CBS Evening News, she is back telling stories in the mountains. 

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Financial report flagged numerous items for BVU president

We're learning more about the events leading up to the departure of former BVU Chief Executive Officer Wes Rosenbalm's departure.

Shari Brown named to BVU board

BVU has a new board member. Early Monday afternoon, during their regular meeting, members of the BVU board announced Shari Brown as their new colleague, by a 5-3 vote.

Sullivan County crews battle barn fire

Sullivan County dispatchers got the call around 9:30 p.m. to the 200 block of Cedar Branch Road in Kingsport.

How the term 'DUI' is changing for law enforcement

Police are accusing a man driving with drugs and alcohol in his body for a deadly crash in Kingsport.

Governor Bill Haslam weighs transportation budget options

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam was in the area Monday on a state-wide transportation tour. His staff discussed long-term options for travel improvements and budgeting.

UPDATE: Missing Middle Tennessee girl found safe

 The Cookeville Police Department has issued a Middle and East Tennessee Endangered Child Alert for 14-year-old Jasmine Nicole Johnson.

(img1)Sullivan Children's Advocacy Center already helped more kids than all of 2014

Number of clients up at Sullivan County Children's Advocacy Center

The Children's Advocacy Center in Sullivan County serves children who have suffered sexual or severe physical abuse. Already this year, more children have undergone therapy at the center than all of 2014.

Jail officials tighten up security after jail break

Days after an inmate escaped from a regional jail in Abingdon, officials are looking to increase security. Jail Superintendent Stephen Clear says security has always been priority at the facility.

SBK Animal Shelter hoping to clear the shelter

SBK Animal Shelter is hoping to clear its Kingsport and Blountville shelters this week, and it's cutting adoption fees.

Family continues Lunchbox Love program for sick children

A local family is hoping others will join their efforts to give back to kids in need.

Sullivan County deputies search for auto burglary suspects

Crime in Sullivan County neighborhoods has deputies looking for suspects. Police have seen several auto burglaries concentrated in neighborhoods across the county.

Sullivan County man faces animal cruelty charges

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Department charged Spencer Mains after receiving a report that horses on his property appeared underweight.


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Olivia Bailey is a multi-media journalist for News 5 WCYB. She is a native of Chilhowie, Va., and graduate of Emory & Henry College.


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