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

What is art? Dispute continues in Johnson City

The dispute between signs and art continues in Johnson City. The argument centers on a few murals painted on the sides of businesses.

Property tax could go up in Washington County, Tenn.

The Washington County commission is looking at a 23-cent property tax increase in order to help fund school and government projects.

THP & VSP compete to see who has the "Best Looking Trooper Cruiser"

Who has the best looking patrol cruiser in the country? The Tennessee Highway Patrol says it’s them, and they need your vote to win.

Local town and college concerned about construction company

Town leaders in Jonesborough have made the decision to fire Rainey Contracting. The board voted unanimously to oust the construction company at a special called meeting Sunday night, citing frequent project delays on their new senior citizen center.

Community celebrates life of Edward Buckman

Edward was a student at Liberty Bell Middle School, and also attended Rise Up!, an after school program for kids.

Community provides input on health concerns

Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System are asking for the community's help in solving the region’s most challenging health issues.

Turnover at the sheriff's department, deputies needed

One week ago, the Unicoi County sheriff's deputies learned they would need to pay more than three times their current insurance premium to keep their family health care benefits as is.

TVA wants policy for 'floating homes'

The Tennessee Valley Authority is concerned about how floating houses are affecting Tennessee lakes.   These homes are built on barges and parked in lakes and reservoirs around the state.

Carter County Commission

Rescued from closure: Carter County EMS substations saved

In a 21-3 vote, the Carter County Commission approved the budget committee’s motion to give a one-time donation of $160,000 to the Carter County Rescue Squad. That gift is on top of the 170,000 they already receive annually

Couple overcomes obstacles, wins big in the end

Two out of every three Americans are considered to be overweight or obese.  

Hope for Roan Mountain, Hampton EMS stations

Thursday night the city of Elizabethton approved a motion to give 100,000 dollars to the city’s emergency medical services, but it's still unclear if that money will help the Roan Mountain and Hampton squads from closing.

Washington County emergency management in search of medical doctor

The Department of Emergency Management in Washington County, Virginia currently does not have an EMS medical doctor.  The doctor oversees a computer software program which allows dispatch to dispense advice to callers.


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Paul Johnson

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Kristen Quon

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Tiana Bohner

Tiana comes to the Tri-Cities from Boston where she studied Broadcast Journalism at Boston University. While in college, Tiana interned at CNN in Atlanta as well as local stations in Boston and Honolulu.

Emily Carrier

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Kristi O'Connor

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Maggie Smolka

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