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

Second chance: graduates of drug court celebrate

For Jeri Short, the program has changed her life around.  When she was in her thirties, she began abusing drugs, and lost almost everything.

67th annual Virginia Highlands Festival underway

The 67th annual Virginia highlands festival is underway in Abingdon.

Steven Tyler to headline pre-race concert for NASCAR Sprint Cup

Steven Tyler, with Nashville-based band Loving Mary, is coming to the Bristol Motor Speedway for the August 22 IRWIN Tools Night Race.

Boy Scouts host "Battle of the Badges" blood drive competition

Police, firefighters, and EMS went head-to-head Thursday to see which department can donate the most blood.

Veterans memorial dedicated at Welcome Center

The memorial is one of 15 veteran’s memorials located in welcome centers across the state of Tennessee.

Federal judge rules Virginia can remove Confederate flag from tags

On Friday in Danville, federal district court Judge Jackson Kiser ruled he will dissolve his injunction from 2001 that allowed the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) to place the confederate battle flag on certain specialty license plates in Virginia. 

Speech pathologist pleads guilty in TBI TennCare fraud case

During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that, over a three-year period, Phillips, who worked with several school systems in Greene and Sullivan counties, billed TennCare 380 times for services she did not provide.

Mentors needed for Tennessee Promise students

Tennessee Promise is a state program that gives all graduating high school students in Tennessee free tuition for two years to a community college or technical school.

Kingsport Police Department

Police officers need help locating 3 stolen vehicles

In all three of the motor vehicle thefts, the doors of the vehicle had been left unlocked, and the keys to the vehicle had been left in the ignition.

Coca-Cola restores "ghost sign" in Johnson City

The renovation is one of more than two dozen coke signs that have been restored in the last three years.

Home and business owners outraged at TVA announcement

Business owners and people who live on Boone Lake have been dealing the lower lake levels since October 2014, when the TVA first discovered a seepage problem.

TVA: 5 to 7 years to fix Boone Dam

The TVA announced Thursday afternoon that it will take 5 to 7 years to fix Boone Dam.


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