Kristen Quon


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

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

Golden retrievers and owners prepare for competitive event

Internationally renowned retriever trainer, Pat Burns launched the "Pat Burns Elite Retriever" training program. In the sessions, dog owners learn the methods used to train a top-level retriever.

Sullivan County passes resolution to support abortion amendment

Amendment One is a hot topic leading up to the election in November, and one local government is supporting it.

Virginia Congressman weighs in on mine closures and layoffs

Virginia congressman Morgan Griffith stopped by News Five to weigh in on the issue today while lawmakers are in recess.

Lincoln Theatre celebrates 10th anniversary

The Lincoln Theatre in Marion celebrated its 10th anniversary today.

The theatre opened in 1929, before closing in 1977, and reopening again in 2004.

Man charged with attacking two people for money

A man and woman in Johnson City say they were attacked in their home, which has now led to two arrests. and now there's been two arrests.

Woman charged with child abuse for the second time in two weeks

Kingsport police say 25-year-old Jeanne Reed was arrested after officers say witnesses tell them they spotted reed's children walking in the road around 11:30 yesterday morning.

Community rallies for Jonesborough firefighter with cancer

The Jonesborough Fire Department has been fighting one of the biggest battles they have ever had to face.

Forum at Northeast State teaches about end-of-life care

Aging affects everyone and on Saturday many people attended a public forum at Northeast State Community College to learn just how to deal with end-of-life care.

Meals On Wheels program needs volunteers to help deliver food

Rogersville's Meals On Wheels program has been providing meals to homebound people for over 20 years.

25th annual "Say yes to fishing, say no to drugs" event takes place in Johnson City

Legion Street Pool in Johnson City was transformed into a fishing hole for the 25th annual, "Say yes to fishing, say no to drugs" event.

Public hearing takes place for reopening a Lee County hospital

Wednesday night, the community came together for a public hearing to talk about bringing the hospital back to Lee county.


City council says "no" to beer in Pinnacle movie theater

Alcohol will not be sold in a new movie theater in Bristol, Tennessee.

Tonight, Bristol city council members discussed amending a beer ordinance, however it did not move forward because no one on the board brought it up as an amendment.


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Kristen Quon

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