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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AMBER Alert terminated for missing Virginia girl

Virginia State Police have issued an AMBER Alert for a three-year-old girl missing from Fluvanna County.

Abingdon Main Street hires new executive director

An Abingdon non-profit has a new leader and is making plans for the year.

Social media campaign recognizes patient care, comfort

Today is recognized as World Cancer Day and health care professionals in our area are making sure they show their patients and loved ones support on this special day.

Motions heard 2 weeks before BVU's Pomrenke goes on trial

There’s less than two weeks before BVU's chief financial officer goes on trial. Thursday afternoon, Stacey Pomrenke will make an appearance for a pre-trial hearing in Abingdon Federal Court.

Abingdon family cleaning up storm damage to home

High winds damaged an Abingdon home Tuesday night, leaving the family to now pick up the pieces.

Zaxby's opens at The Falls on Monday

A new restaurant will be open at The Falls development in Bristol, Virginia this week.

New developments in BVU Chief Financial Officer's case

A trial is set to begin in the case against BVU's Chief Financial Officer Stacey Pomrenke.

Phase two of the Boone Dam reconstruction process

TVA is entering phase 2 of the Boone Dam reconstruction process.

Osteoporosis and soft-tissue damage affecting female veterans

There are different problems facing the next generations of those who serve. We discovered one problem that can become a real issue if left untreated among current-era veterans.

Bank partners with AHA for healthier living

A Johnson City bank is partnering with the American Heart Association to promote healthy living in the Tri-Cities.

Blood centers experiencing low donations supply

Blood suppliers in the area say they are at extremely low levels due to last week's bad weather.

Tennessee closings on Sunday, Jan. 24

Many businesses and organizations closing in the area due to winter weather. Here is a list of Tennessee closures for Sunday, Jan. 24.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Heather Williams

Heather Williams joined News 5 WCYB in August of 2015 as the weekend sports anchor and a multimedia journalist. She has worked for stations in Chattanooga and Nashville.

Ricky Matthews

Ricky Matthews is the weekend morning meteorologist at News 5 WCYB. Ricky is also an avid pilot, having learned from his grandfather.