Updated On: Dec 17 2014 05:04:17 PM EST
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.