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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Olivia's Most Recent Stories

Tracking sex offender with missing teen on the Appalachian Trail

Officers are searching remote areas of Smyth, Grayson, Washington, and Wythe counties for missing teen Hayleigh Wilson and convicted sex offender Benjamin Shook.

New laws taking effect Wednesday, July 1

A new Tennessee law that requires a 48-hour waiting period before an abortion is one of many new laws taking effect on July 1.

(img1)At the forefront of the  local farm-to-table movement

Farm-to-table movement on the rise

The "local foods movement" is growing rapidly, reaching communities in nearly every part of the United States.

Little Bucs celebrate International Mud Day

Children in Johnson City had a reason to play in the mud on Monday. That's because June 29 is International Mud Day.

Emergency drug available to air rescue teams

Air rescue teams have a new resource they hope will reduce traumatic death numbers.

A history of the Confederate Battle Flag in our region

It's the top of national conversation about if and where the Confederate flag should be flown. The flag originated in the Civil War as a battle flag.

(img1)Bill would train VA on when opioids should be prescribed

Bill addresses opioid use among veterans

A bill is addressing opioid use among veterans. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine sponsored a bill named in honor of a Marine veteran who died due to mixed drug toxicity.

(img1)Kaine equates subsidies & health care before court rules

Sen. Kaine: Health care ruling could affect 300,000 Virginians

The Supreme Court could rule on health care at any time. Sen. Tim Kaine says 300,000 Virginians could be affected because they have health care through the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare.

Former Abingdon town leader pleads guilty in federal court

A former Abingdon assistant town manager could go to federal prison for 10 years. He pleaded guilty to using a town-issued credit card for personal expenses.

Sullivan County employee organizes donation sale for St. Jude's

A Sullivan County employee is giving back to kids at St. Jude's Children's Hospital, and he hopes people in the community will join him.

Kingsport Fun Fest store open for business

The hype for Fun Fest is starting with the opening of the store where people can buy this year's collectibles.

Restitution to BVU will repay grant funds

Three men sentenced in the BVU corruption cases are all ordered to pay restitution back to the company.


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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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