Kristen Quon


POSTED: 5:39 PM May 13 2014   UPDATED: 3:15 PM Jul 30 2014

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Kristen Quon is a producer and multimedia journalist for News 5 WCYB.

Kristen is a Savannah, Georgia native, but moved to Johnson City to study journalism at Milligan College. While in school she interned with PBS in Washington D.C. and other news stations in the Tri-Cities.

Kristen has a Bachelor of Arts in multimedia journalism from Milligan College, where she was a member of the cheerleading squad from 2010 to 2014. She is a diehard Atlanta Falcons fan, and a coffee lover.

Kristen believes everyone has a story to tell and would love to hear yours! If you have a news tip, or would just like to say hello, email her at

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Kristen's Most Recent Stories

BVU's indicted CFO in court over sensitive documents

A high-ranking BVU employee indicted in the utility’s corruption case appeared in federal court again. Her defense team wants materials sensitive to the case.

Local dairy farmers squeezed out by bigger farms

Dairy farmers in our region met with Congressman Morgan Griffith Monday, because they say milk prices are not where they should be in order for them to make a profit.

Buy-A-Brick to support playground expansion

The existing playground will remain, but they want to build a new extension to accommodate special needs children.

Family loses everything in Russell County fire

A clogged dryer vent could be what caused a Castlewood family to lose everything Friday morning.

School board asked to remove Christian flag

A national organization is demanding a school board in our area to remove a Christian flag from its board room.

Community wears blue to raise diabetes awareness

9-year-old Ariel Tester, from Mountain City was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was just 4 years old.

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Suspect critical after shooting by sheriff's deputy

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into Monday night’s police shooting in Jonesborough. Meanwhile, the suspect who was shot is in critical condition.

Students wear white to honor victims in Paris

"White is a symbol of peace,” said student body president, Sarah Tanner. “We wanted students to wear white as a sign on respect and support for victims."

Project Thanksgiving to feed more than 6,000 families

More than 6,000 families in need will have a meal this thanksgiving, thanks to WCQR Radio and Second Harvest Food Bank.

Shot dead in car 'driving down the wrong road at the wrong time'

A Johnson City man is charged with wounding one woman twice in his apartment, then shooting another passing by in a car to death overnight.

Local transgender group speaks out against proposed bill

Earlier this week, Representative Bud Hulsey of Kingsport proposed a bill that would assure bathrooms would continue to be designated specifically to boys or girls. This would also apply to boy's and girl's locker rooms.

ETSU takes steps to prevent sexual assault on campus

Sexual assault is a crime that often goes unreported and East Tennessee State University officials are trying to fight the problem.


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