Kristi O’Connor is a reporter and anchor for WBTV. You can catch her anchoring on WBTV Saturday and Sunday Mornings. She also reports across the Carolinas throughout the week.
Kristi started her journalism career at WCYB in Bristol, Virginia. While in the Tri-Cities, she notably covered the Great Smoky Mountain Wildfires, the Battle at Bristol, and several stops on President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Kristi is a graduate of Illinois State University where she majored in broadcast journalism. She is from Manteno, Illinois. In her free time, Kristi loves going to country music concerts, facetiming her niece Emma, and checking out restaurants and shops in and around the Charlotte area.
If you have a story idea for her, email her at Kristi.email@example.com. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
As thousands of people in the restaurant industry, grocery store workers and manufacturing employees roll up their sleeves, there are thousands of others who are at great risk of having complications from COVID-19 but are still waiting for their turn.
Inclement weather across the country has delayed shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine to many counties in the Carolinas. As a result, several vaccine clinics scheduled for the next few days have been postponed.
About 60 percent of North Carolina’s 65 years and older population still needs to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. But in just two weeks, an additional 240,000 people will become eligible to get the vaccine in Group 3.
WBTV is following up on a clinical trial that started more than ten months ago. The study was meant to track the movements and patterns of COVID-19 spread, but researchers say they are learning much more than they expected.
According to the nonprofit, RIP Medical Debt, about 1 in 3 Americans are in medical debt. Each day, about 79 million people must choose between paying those medical bills or paying for necessities like food and shelter.
According to the CDC about 1 in 8 couples struggle with fertility. A third of the time, infertility is the result of female issues, a third of the time, infertility is the result of male issues, and the remaining amount has unknown causes.
A Charlotte woman’s life was saved ago thanks to experimental cancer treatment. Four years later, she’s pleased to see other patients in the Carolinas and across the world are getting a second chance at life thanks to the same treatment that saved her own.