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

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.

Fight over 100 dollars sends a man to the hospital

The Johnson City Police department tells News Five the fight happened at Aspen Ridge Apartments in Johnson City.

City says downtown murals may have to be removed

If you take a look at downtown Johnson City you will see brightly colored murals on the walls of many downtown businesses, but those paintings have caused some debate between city officials and business owners.

Tobacco crop

Legal grant money given by Virginia commission raising eyebrows

Some legal grant money given out by a Virginia commission is raising some eyebrows.

Travelers may see delays on Interstate 81

People traveling south on Interstate 81 could see some delays starting tomorrow.

Animal shelter raffles handmade quilt to raise money

The Sullivan County, Bluff City, Kingsport animal shelter is trying to raise money, by raffling off a handmade quilt.

Man arrested for threatening a school on social media

A man has been arrested in Unicoi county for threatening a school on a social networking app.


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Kristen Quon

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