Julie Newman

News Anchor

POSTED: 12:01 PM Jun 20 2012   UPDATED: 4:39 PM Sep 30 2015

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Julie Newman anchors News 5 WCYB at 5, 6 and 11. She brings more than 15 years of television experience to the newsroom.

Virginia truly is home to Julie; she was born in Roanoke, grew up in Williamsburg, went to college at Christopher Newport University in Newport News and started her TV career at WVEC in Norfolk.

Julie and her husband spent some time in upstate New York, where she anchored for NewsCenter 7 in Ithaca and News10Now in Syracuse.

After they started a family, Julie returned home to Virginia to anchor for WSET in Roanoke/Lynchburg. You may have seen Julie on the air in the Tri-Cities on Blue Ridge PBS; as Executive Producer and host, she brought the station 15 state, national and local awards – including four Emmy awards.

Julie and her husband, Geoff, along with their two children, Zackary and Lindsay, are happy to call Bristol home.

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News 5 WCYB Videos

(img1)Greene County Confederate Flag vid

Greene County Commissioner wants to see Confederate Flag fly over courthouse

Greene County Commissioner wants to see Confederate Flag fly over courthouse

Unsportsman-like conduct condemned in parents and players

Every week passions run high during school sporting events, but sometimes tempers get out of control. Both school and football officials alike condemn unsportsmanlike behavior in students and their parents.

Abingdon Mayor discusses rezoning land near the Creeper Trail

Last week, in its first reading, the Town of Abingdon unanimously passed a proposal to rezone agriculture land, that sits near the Virginia Creeper Trail, into a business zone.

Efforts to resurrect the Slant Swinging Bridge push forward

A six month fight to save a cherished bridge in Scott County is headed towards success. The county is going to help bring back the Slant Swinging Bridge.

Carter County Anti-Drug Coalition celebrates one year

According to the College of Public Health at Eastern Tennessee State University, from 2004 to 2010 more than 85 people died of a drug overdose in Carter County.

Search and recovery at Buffalo Mountain plane crash

Investigators work to identify victims and cause of the plane crash in Washington County, Tennessee.


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.


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.