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

Staying on the right track to train safety

This March, four people in our region were hit by a train.

Leaders in Sullivan County meet to talk budget

Leaders in Sullivan County met Thursday, March 26th to plan this year's budget.

Yum Yum! Fundraiser supports public art in Johnson City

"Yum-Yum" was the word of the night in Johnson City, and an invitation to goodness.

Miss Tennessee visits children in the hospital

Miss Tennessee and other local pageant winners visited Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport Thursday, March 26th.

Road closure causes business to crumble

“It has affected the entire community of Haysi,” says Mayor Larry Yates.

Virginia Education Association urges public to "Put Kids First"

The Virginia Education Association and the Virginia PTA are co-sponsoring a new campaign urging the public to "Put Kids First."

Unicoi County Property Assessor resigns

The Unicoi County Commission met to accept the resignation of Property Assessor Patsy Bennett.

Where's the beef? Burger Bar voted best burger in Virginia

A food and travel blog called "Thrillest" recently rated where you can get the best burger in each state, and the Burger Bar in Bristol, Virginia received the top honor.

Dozens of rescued dogs need homes

The Bridge Home No Kill Animal Rescue is asking for the community's help after rescuing 70 dogs from a home in Sullivan County. The animals need homes and foster families.

"Bike Night" gets the green light in downtown Bristol

“Were requesting seven street closures so we can the Harley Davidson riders to park their bikes on Piedmont Avenue."

Johnson City EMT wins National EMT of the Year award

"I am no better than anybody else. I just came to do my job, and take care of our veterans and anybody else and try to make a little bit of sense out of chaos."

Shoplifter anonymously pays debt decades later

A thief is saying sorry, four decades after a crime was committed.


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