Olivia Caridi

News Anchor/Reporter

POSTED: 5:08 PM May 19 2014   UPDATED: 10:38 AM Aug 18 2015

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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. She also reports during the week for the 5, 5:30 and 6pm newscasts on WCYB.

She moved to the area days after graduating from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas in 2014 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in English. She studied in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication, where she worked hands-on with her professors on writing and preparing for newscasts. She is thankful to have a degree from a university that offered her chances to meet and get advice from the top journalists, such as CBS News' Bob Schieffer and Scott Pelley. During her summers, Olivia interned at WFAA-TV in Dallas and Fox Sports Southwest alongside Emmy award-winning anchors, reporters and producers.

In her free time, you can find Olivia supporting the TCU Horned Frogs and the Dartmouth Big Green, where her sister plays volleyball. She also loves to exercise, read and hike.

If you have any story ideas for Olivia, or if you just want to say hello, email her at ocaridi@wcyb.com. She also loves social media, so make sure to follow her WCYB Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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Olivia's Most Recent Stories

Johnson City to discuss proposed sign ordinance changes

Johnson City business owners will soon be getting answers about downtown signage ordinances.

Science Hill field house debut at first home football game

The Science Hill football team will be using the school's brand new field house before its first home football game Friday.

(img1)Bridge named for former state rep. hit, killed on it

Michael Locke Memorial Bridge honors former TN representative

A Kingsport bridge is memorialized to honor former Tennessee State Representative Mike Locke.

Home sales up again in Tri-Cities

Home sales in the Tri-Cities have gone up again, making July the third-straight month of record sales.

Greene Co. commissioner Hilton Seay resigns

Greene County Commissioner Hilton Seay, who is serving a year of probation for patronizing prostitution, has resigned from his 7th District seat.

Child poverty level sits at 30 percent in Greene County

30 percent of Greene County's children live in poverty, and educators at Chuckey Elementary see the effects every day.

Despite pleas, Carter EMS doesn't get more funds from commission

Residents in Carter County's Roan Mountain and Hampton communities will wait longer for emergency medical services.

New sex assault task force to help victims in Johnson City

A sexual assault task force has formed in Johnson City in an effort to improve services for victims.

"Stuff the Bus" donations to stock up Teacher Supply Depot

Do you have any new or used school supplies laying around your home? Greene County teachers and students would be happy to have them for the "Stuff the Bus" campaign.

$150,000 fundraiser to renovate Capitol Theater facade, marquee

Greeneville's Capitol Theater is looking for $150,000 to update its facade.

Cherokee Elementary teachers deliver school supply gifts to students

A simple gesture by Cherokee Elementary School teachers today should ease the back-to-school transition for young students.

Cherokee Elementary slowly spending $100K Ellen Show prize

Cherokee Elementary School is still on cloud nine after winning $100,000 on The Ellen Show.


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