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

Purple Heart ceremony honors hero from Mountain City

A Johnson County man was killed in the massacre at Fort Hood and Friday night, his Purple Heart was presented to his mother.

Donation money stolen from Blackbird Bakery

The fundraiser was for an 8 year-old girl named Alaysha, who was diagnosed with rare disorder that affects her nervous system.

2009 pork roast

Parents sound off over old pork

“I don't really eat a lot of school lunch anyway,” said Cherokee High senior, Peyton Brooks. “But I know I definitely won’t be eating any school food, especially meat, like chicken or pork, ever again.”

Friend saves life on fishing trip

Luckily, Dr. Testerman who works as a trauma doctor at Holston Valley Medical Center was there to help.

Patients informed their info found in recycling bin

Wellmont Health System is now informing patients whose protected health information may have been compromised. It happened almost two months ago, on March 1st. Protected health information was somehow found in a recycling bin at Steele Creek Park in Bristol.

Lee County one step closer to having hospital again

People are relieved, but there is still a lot of work to be done before the Pennington Gap community has a functioning hospital.

Construction starts on Johnson City Farmers market

Rain and contaminated soil have caused delays for construction, but crews are now preparing to lay the foundation.

Vigil for marriage equality held in Johnson City

Roughly 100 people gathered in Founder's Park  ahead of tomorrow's arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court on the freedom to marry for LGBT people in the United States.

Joy Prom: A night to remember

It’s a night to feel like a princess, ride in a carriage, and make dreams come true.

Nuclear Fuel Services

NRC discusses Nuclear Fuel Service safety performance

The NRC says the NFS’s performance continues to improve, and that they have conducted their activities safely and securely, protecting the public and the environment.

Nominate someone for Bristol Mayors' Award of Distinction

The annual program offers recognition for individuals or organizations that contribute to making Bristol a better place.

Listeria CNN

Should you be worried about Listeria?

With products like Blue Bell Ice Cream and Sabra Hummus being recalled for listeria contamination, many people are worried they may have come in contact with the disease.


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