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

School nurse saves the life of a teacher

"We're going to be forever grateful,” said kindergarten teacher, Maggie Booher. “It was definitely a day that had a happy ending."

Budget bonus could lead to new radios

Elizabethton received a large payment from the Elizabethton Electric Department, which city leaders say is almost $600,000.

Artwork or Advertising? Murals debated in Johnson City

The owners of Nelson Fine Art Center and Downtown Farming were given until Wednesday, April 15th to resolve disputes with the Johnson City Development Services Department regarding the graffiti-style paintings on the sides of their buildings.

Milligan student researches E.coli levels in Buffalo creek

Buffalo Creek runs right through the main entrance of the campus of Milligan College. Some students study by the creek, and some can’t resist the urge to take a dip.

Construction on new Senior Center stalled

Construction delays on a building in Jonesborough have caused major headaches for senior citizens and for town leaders.

Unicoi County's search for Superintendent narrowed to two

Unicoi County is getting closer to hiring a new Director of Schools, after ousting its leader earlier this year.

Bristol ballet dances to a different beat

The Bristol Ballet Company and the Birthplace of Country Music Museum are presenting a new show this weekend.

Abingdon man shocked by massive water bill

Josh Mullins lives at Anderson's Trailer Park off the Hillman Highway in Abingdon, Virginia.  He says in a normal month, his average water bill is $30.

Local students participate in etiquette luncheon

It's all part of a series of classes that teach Virginia Highlands' students "soft skills" to help them succeed in business.

Pawsome News: Humane Society moves into a new home

Thanks to two donors, the group has 5,000 square feet of space in an old church building on Walnut Street in Johnson City.

Senator Corker visits the Tri-Cities

U.S. Senator Bob Corker was in Johnson City today speaking with members of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.


No Deal: apartments will not be built on General Mills site

Johnson City Chamber of Commerce President, Gary Mabrey, tells us the developer, Evolve Development, notified him that the project is off. The reason is still unclear.


News 5 Staff


Preston Ayres

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Paul Johnson

PJ began his television career at WCYB-TV in 1981 after working as a newspaper and radio reporter.


Samantha Kozsey

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

Julie Newman anchors News 5 WCYB at 5, 6 and 11. She brings a dozen years of television experience to the newsroom.


Rebecca Pepin

Rebecca moved to the Tri-Cities in 2005 after living in Columbia, South Carolina for 5 years and working for WIS-TV.


Dave Dierks

The Tri-Cities has been home for Dave for more than 25 years.


David Boyd

David grew up in Knoxville and has always had a love for weather.

Chris Michaels

Chris Michaels

Chris Michaels is the weekend morning meteorologist at News 5 WCYB. Chris comes to us from North Carolina State University, where he got his degree in Meteorology.


Casey Goetz

Casey joined the News 5 team as Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter in August, 2010.


Olivia Caridi

Olivia graduated Cum Laude from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas with a degree in journalism and a minor in English.


Callan Gray

Callan Gray grew up in New York, and has always had a love for storytelling.


Stephanie Santostasi

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

Cassandra Sweetman

Cassandra Sweetman is a multimedia journalist for News 5 WCYB.

Olivia Bailey

Olivia Bailey

Olivia Bailey is a multi-media journalist for News 5 WCYB.


Kristen Quon

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