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Jim Conrad

Published On: Jun 05 2012 02:10:03 PM EDT   Updated On: Dec 17 2014 05:04:17 PM EST

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Jim Conrad

Jim Conrad grew up in the mountains of southwest Virginia and loved to tell the region’s stories.

A graduate of East Tennessee State University, Conrad joined the News 5 staff in 1986 as a videographer.

He also produced newscasts before taking over the Region Focus segments in 2004.

Jim tragically passed away on December 16, 2014. Take a look at the stories below to see his career and how his work showed his love of the area.

Jim's stories, including the Region Focus series, took a positive look at local people and events. He was interested in several topics that found their way into his work.