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

Bluegrass legend performs at Northeast State

Northeast State Community College welcomed home Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson, and his band Quicksilver tonight.

Winter weather keeps auto repair shops busy

Auto repair shops are working non-stop to keep up with all the needed repairs after the accidents brought on by this month’s winter storms.

Concerns about dogs living in the cold prompts investigation

Dana Steel owns over 30 dogs that live outside her home. Many of the animals are chained to dog houses and shelters Steel has provided for them.

Water main break in Johnson City

Some Johnson City residents will be without water after a water main break.

Unicoi County Director of Schools asks for contract buy out

The future of the Unicoi County Director of Schools once again hangs in the balance. Denise Brown was ousted from her position as Director of Schools last month, and now she is hoping to leave her position early.

Primary roads may look clear, but the back roads keep schools closed

Ronnie Blevins has scraped and salted his way through Carter County for the last 20 years as a truck operator for the Carter County Highway Department.

Tennessee Mason wins competition, brick by brick

24 teams traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to compete, but only one team was crowned the winner.

Bristol Virginia welcomes new Fire Chief

Mike Armstrong is leaving his job as a Federal Government Emergency Manager in Roanoke, Virginia for the post.

Greeneville properties drawing complaints from neighbors

Some falling-down houses in the town of Greeneville are drawing complaints from neighbors.

They are calling on the town to get rid of the run-down properties, or make the owners clean them up.

Last week, Greeneville's Standard Review Board held a public hearing to do something about the four houses.

Ministry for homeless is helping people get back on their feet

In 2006, Rivers had a part-time job working on an ambulance, but he wasn't making enough money to pay his bills.

Forever a Patriot

An Army veteran in Elizabethton has been painting the city red, white, and blue for more than 30 years.

Tri-Cities ranked third in most Bible-minded cities

"In the Beginning" are the first three words in the top selling book in America, and according to a recent study, the Tri-Cities is one of the most bible-minded areas.


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Kristen Quon

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