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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Olivia's Most Recent Stories

Spearhead ATV trail to open in Lee County

A southwest Virginia community is celebrating the opening of a new ATV trail this weekend. It's part of a recent trend in the area to boost tourism and the economy in the region.

Johnson City man arrested for violating sex offender rules

Johnson City Police arrest a man in violation of his rules as a registered sex offender.

ETSU President Noland's 'State of the University' address

ETSU President Dr. Brian Noland addressed the campus and surrounding community Friday with a look at things are going around the college.

Olympic athlete sharing big win with ETSU

An Olympic athlete who trains in Johnson City is celebrating a bronze medal for kayaking at the 2015 World Championships in London, and he's sharing it with ETSU.

Community group sews aprons for breast cancer patients

There's a saying that 'the little things mean the most.' One Tri-Cities community group is working to improve the lives of breast cancer patients right in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Committed customers camp out for Cabela's grand opening

Those trying to find parking at the new Cabela's location in Bristol might have had to look for a few minutes Wednesday.

United Way of Bristol kicks off fundraising campaign

The United Way fundraising season is underway in Bristol, kicking off with their Pacesetter campaign.

Virginia State Police

Nickelsville woman dies after being hit in crosswalk

A woman dies from injuries she received when crossing the road in Scott County.

Police arrest suspect believed to be involved in Johnson City armed robbery

Police arrest a Johnson City man after they pull over a vehicle suspected to be involved in an armed robbery call on Seminole Drive.

Abingdon man charged with rape, breaking and entering

Washington County, Virginia deputies have arrested an Abingdon man on rape and breaking and entering charges.

Power proposal affecting Abingdon residents

Abingdon citizens are trying to rally community support opposing a high-voltage power line in their neighborhood.

Bristol, Va. police approved for school resource officer grant

Bristol, Virginia Police hope they will soon have a presence in every school inside the city limits.


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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.


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