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

Half Marathon Raises Money for Children's Hospital

People in the Tri-Cities broke out their running shoes this morning, all to raise money for a local children's hospital.

Competition heats up in this year's Chili Cookoff

The annual Rhythm and Roots Chili Cook-off took place Saturday.

Rhythm and Roots 5K Road Race

Many people had the opportunity to race in two states Saturday Sep. 20th at 8:00 a.m.

Virginia Intermont yard sale is successful

The now-closed Virginia Intermont college held a yard sale Saturday in order to get rid of some smaller items.

Kingsport Police Department

Prisoner found dead in Kingsport City jail

The Kingsport Police Department reports that they found a prisoner dead in his cell at the Kingsport City Jail.

Still no new budget for Greene County

After a meeting that lasted more than three hours, the Greene County Commission failed to pass a budget.

AT&T partners with ETSU to stop texting and driving

A cell phone company is partnering with a local college to stop texting and driving.

Mary the elephant resurrected at ETSU

A 100-year-old story is now a reality, thanks to a renowned artist and  art and design students from East Tennessee State University.

ETSU students build replica of Mary the elephant

This week, a renowned artist is teaming up with with ETSU art and design students to construct a life size replica of a well-known elephant.

Old properties are turning into new businesses in Kingsport

Old properties are turning into new businesses in Kingsport. The re-development is a very conscious effort by the city.

Third suspect arrested in jewelry theft

A third suspect has been arrested in a January theft at a Johnson City jewelry store in which the robbers got away with over $90,000 in diamond rings.

Food City and Smithfield Foods team up for "Mission Able"

Food City and Smithfield Foods have teamed up for "Mission Able," a program to support American paralyzed veterans.


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Kristen Quon

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