John Soares

News Director

POSTED: 4:58 PM Aug 11 2014
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News 5 Staff

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Preston Ayres

Preston Ayres grew up on a farm in the Bowmantown community of Washington County, TN.

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Kyle Benjamin

Kyle Benjamin is News 5 WCYB’s weekend news anchor.

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Paul Johnson

PJ began his television career at WCYB-TV in 1981 after working as a newspaper and radio reporter.

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Samantha Kozsey

Samantha Kozsey anchors News 5 Early Today, News 5 Today and News 5 at Noon. Samantha brings 15 years broadcast journalism experience to the WCYB team.

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Julie Newman

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

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Rebecca Pepin

Rebecca moved to the Tri-Cities in 2005 after living in Columbia, South Carolina for 5 years and working for WIS-TV.

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Dave Dierks

The Tri-Cities has been home for Dave for more than 25 years.

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Donnie Cox

Donnie is a Tennessean having grown up near Cookeville in the Upper Cumberland. Prior to coming to the Tri-Cities, he spent 20 years at the CBS affiliate station in Nashville.

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David Boyd

David grew up in Knoxville and has always had a love for weather.

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Chris Michaels

Chris Michaels is the weekend morning meteorologist at News 5 WCYB. Chris comes to us from North Carolina State University, where he got his degree in Meteorology.

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Jordan Conigliaro

WCYB Sports Director Jordan Conigliaro joined the News 5 Sports Team from WVVA-TV in Bluefield, West Virginia.

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Casey Goetz

Casey joined the News 5 team as Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter in August, 2010.

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Olivia Caridi

Olivia graduated Cum Laude from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas with a degree in journalism and a minor in English.

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Jim Conrad

Jim Conrad grew up in the mountains of southwest Virginia and loves to tell the region’s stories.

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Callan Gray

Callan Gray grew up in New York, and has always had a love for storytelling.

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Stephanie Santostasi

Stephanie comes to the Tri-Cities from Michigan, where she attended Central Michigan University with dual degrees in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts and Communication.

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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.

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Kristen Quon

Kristen is a Savannah, Georgia native who moved to Johnson City to study journalism at Milligan College.