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

Congressman Phil Roe discusses Supreme Court rulings

Republican Congressman Roe says he is disappointed, but not surprised by a number of the Supreme Court’s rulings.

Marriage equality rally draws large crowd

A landmark ruling made same-sex marriage legal nationwide, and local same sex-couples celebrated Friday, June 26, at a rally in Johnson City.

Help police catch man wanted for killing his father

The murder suspect Abingdon police asked for help catching is wanted for killing his own father. They're still searching for Joshua Carroll Copeland, 31, of Abingdon.

Deal dissolved: JC Chamber reviewing options for old mill

The deal for the old General Mills property in Johnson City is officially terminated.

JCMC unveils newly completed radiation oncology center

The center is now fully equipped with new technology, including two new Elekta linear accelerators.

Thousands of marijuana plants found in Unicoi County

Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley, said a major grow site was spotted in the Ernestville community around 12:00 p.m.

7-year-old paints beautiful landscapes

With small strokes, Natalie Ryans put the finishing touches on her latest masterpiece—a landscape oil painting.

Johnson City commission approves tax increase

After weeks of debate, and a 3-2 vote, the Johnson City commissioners approved their 2016 budget.

Virginia & Tennessee among toughest states on DUI

Personal finance website WalletHub, recently compared enforcement rules in all 50 states to find out which had the strictest rules for DUI enforcement.

School systems plan for the future

Several key items were discussed, including a review of the recently conducted facilities study, and the boards’ interest in continuing to work together in determining a long term plan for the facilities throughout Kingsport and Sullivan County.

Johnson City commissioners battle over budget

A specially-called meeting in Johnson City ended with a proposed property tax increase.

Carter County health department in need of renovations

The biggest problem for the health department is space, and the biggest hurdle to receiving more space is money.


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