Olivia Bailey

Multi-Media Journalist

POSTED: 11:24 AM Aug 21 2014   UPDATED: 11:11 AM Sep 11 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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Johnson City police arrest man for nearly hitting pedestrian

Johnson City Police make an arrest in a traffic case after a month-long investigation.

Man charged with trying to rob gas station with broken glass bottle

Jonesborough police arrest a man after they say he tried to rob the store with a broken glass bottle.

Prescription abuse among medical professionals on the rise

Sullivan County prosecutors say prescription abuse among medical professions on the rise in northeast Tennessee. 

Greene County unveils new veterans' memorial

This Veterans Day marks a milestone for Greene County Veterans. Citizens have been working to honor their veterans with a special monument for several years.

Rescued pup, Watkins, meets University of Tennessee mascot

A special pup from the region made a trip to meet the pride of the University of Tennessee this weekend.

Pro-To club holds men's cookoff to benefit scholarship fund

Washington County, Tennessee's oldest African American organization held a fundraiser Saturday to help outstanding students attend college.

EB Stanley hosts Veterans Day program

Veterans were the guests of honor at a special celebration in Abingdon Friday.

Mistletoe Market open for 17th year

We're just a few days into November, but it already looks like a winter wonderland in Abingdon this weekend. If you're starting to mark things off Christmas shopping lists, it's the place to be.

Johnson City police work to be proactive in targeting drugs, gangs

Routine stops can often lead police to more serious offenses, like drug-related charges. In some places in the city, they even trace back to gangs.

Officers reflect on child neglect case, explain charge

A woman is charged with child neglect after her two-year-old son is found walking along a busy street in just a diaper. Police say it's the circumstances around the child's departure that led to the charges.

Road closure in Sullivan County

A portion of Big Hollow Road in Sullivan County will be closed starting Monday.

TeleTech looks to hire 300 locals, holds job fairs

More than 300 jobs are coming to southwest Virginia and recruiters are looking for locals to fill those positions.


News 5 Staff


Preston Ayres

Preston Ayres grew up on a farm in the Bowmantown community of Washington County, TN.

PJ Johnson

PJ began his television career at WCYB-TV in 1981 after working as a newspaper and radio reporter. In 2014, he won the first place award for Best News Anchor from the Tennessee A.P. Broadcaster and Newspaper Association.


Julie Newman

Julie Newman anchors News 5 WCYB at 5, 6 and 11. She brings a dozen years of television experience to the newsroom.


Rebecca Pepin

Rebecca moved to the Tri-Cities in 2005 after living in Columbia, South Carolina for 5 years and working for WIS-TV.

Dave Dierks

The Tri-Cities has been home for Dave for more than 25 years. For more than two decades, he has been honing his skills on what he deems "a very challenging" part of the country to forecast the weather.


David Boyd

David grew up in east Tennessee and has always had a love for weather.

Chris Michaels

Chris Michaels is the weekend evening meteorologist at News 5 WCYB. Chris comes to us from North Carolina State University, where he got his degree in Meteorology.


Casey Goetz

Casey joined the News 5 team as Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter in August, 2010.


Olivia Caridi

Olivia Caridi is an Austin, Texas native who is excited to be living in the Tri-Cities. Olivia anchors the weekend news at 6 and 11pm on WCYB and the 10pm news on Fox Tri-Cities.

Cassandra Sweetman

Cassandra Sweetman

Cassandra Sweetman is a multimedia journalist for News 5 WCYB.

Olivia Bailey

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.


Kristen Quon

Kristen is a Savannah, Georgia native who moved to Johnson City to study journalism at Milligan College.

Tiana Bohner

Tiana comes to the Tri-Cities from Boston where she studied Broadcast Journalism at Boston University. While in college, Tiana interned at CNN in Atlanta as well as local stations in Boston and Honolulu.

Emily Carrier

Emily Carrier is a multimedia journalist for News 5 WCYB. Emily is a Bristol, Virginia, native and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emory & Henry.

Kristi O'Connor

Kristi O’Connor is a multimedia journalist and producer for News 5 WCYB. While in school, she reported, produced and anchored for the school TV station and served as editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper.

Maggie Smolka

Maggie Smolka graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emerson College in Boston with her B.S. in Journalism, and then joined the WCYB news team in the Tri-Cities in July, 2015.