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

Lost wedding ring returned by 12 year old boy

All hope seemed to be lost, until an energetic group of fifth and sixth graders, including a little boy named Juan Mendoza took a field trip to the spot where the ring was lost.

Science Hill students collect food for local families

The Science Hill student government association has been organizing the event for almost 25 years.

Overturned truck causes road closures in Virginia

According to Russell County Emergency Management Coordinator Jess Powers, crews were dispatched to an overturned truck on Route 67, about 5 miles north of Honaker, Va.

Small Miracles sells Christmas trees to help those in need

A local organization isn't horsing around when it comes to helping those in need, and now it's a race to the finish line for their annual Christmas fundraiser.

Police say road rage leads to machete attack

A Kingsport man is in jail, facing attempted murder charges after police say he attacked a person on the side of Interstate I-26 with a machete.

Health Wagon hands out free mattresses to people in need

People in need were given extra cozy gifts Saturday morning in Norton - brand new mattresses from the Health Wagon in Norton, the United Breast Cancer Foundation and Tempur-Pedic

Caregiver charged with abusing a patient

The Greene County grand jury indicted Dominique Godbout after an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Local restaurant helps St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Shelbee's Vintage Cafe on State Street in Bristol, is donating 100 percent of what it earns Thursday Nov. 20 to the children's hospital.

Man charged with killing former state representative

James Hamm Jr. is charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident involving death, DUI, and reckless endangerment.

Healing Hands Health Center and ETSU team up for free health fair

The health fair started Nov. 19 and will continue tomorrow from 9 a.m., in the morning until 3:30p.m,  on Memorial Drive in Bristol, Virginia.

Grandfather Mountain otter passes away

A 9-month old North American river otter living at Grandfather Mountain passed away unexpectedly Monday.

Good Samaritan Ministries $40,000 dollars away from goal

The ministry needs about $40,000 more dollars and more volunteers to meet their goal for one of their biggest food drives.


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