Preston Ayres grew up on a farm in the Bowmantown community of Washington County, TN.
PJ began his television career at WCYB-TV in 1981 after working as a newspaper and radio reporter.
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.
Julie Newman anchors News 5 WCYB at 5, 6 and 11. She brings a dozen years of television experience to the newsroom.
Rebecca moved to the Tri-Cities in 2005 after living in Columbia, South Carolina for 5 years and working for WIS-TV.
The Tri-Cities has been home for Dave for more than 25 years.
David grew up in Knoxville and has always had a love for weather.
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 joined the News 5 team as Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter in August, 2010.
Olivia graduated Cum Laude from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas with a degree in journalism and a minor in English.
Callan Gray grew up in New York, and has always had a love for storytelling.
Stephanie comes to the Tri-Cities from Michigan, where she attended Central Michigan University with dual degrees in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts and Communication.
Cassandra Sweetman is a multimedia journalist for News 5 WCYB.
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 is a Savannah, Georgia native who moved to Johnson City to study journalism at Milligan College.
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