Karin McCay

Karin is a Texas Tech graduate who has been co-anchoring the 6 and 10 p.m. news with Abner Euresti since 1980. The two have paired up to host the Children's Miracle Network Telethon since 1984 and, with your help, have raised more than $17 million for the Children's Hospital at UMC. Karin is the most recognized health reporter on the South Plains. She is a 17-time Anson Jones Award winner, selected by the Texas Medical Association. She has won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award four times and earned an Emmy for her documentary on the first South Plains Honor Flight. You can see Karin's contribution to the news on every newscast: health content in Daybreak Today, HealthWise @ 5, and the award-winning HealthWise at 10. Karin is married to Lubbock County Commissioner Bill McCay. They have two children. Jacob and his wife, McKenzie, live in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a certified loan officer and she is in law school. Morgan was a realtor in Lubbock but now lives in Cologne, Germany, with her husband Daniel Olivier, an Agronomist for Bayer Crop Science. Karin is also called "Kiki", especially by her grandchildren Retief and Leizyl. Karin has published a series of children's books called Magic Mommy Stories. Each book began as a gift to her grandchildren, a story in a notebook mailed to them in Germany. Today, Retief keeps all the colorful notebooks on a shelf in his room, each an adventure in the Magic Mommy series. (Click here) to e-mail Karin.

Recent Articles by Karin

  Wrench It Forward for a life restored

Winter blues at the blood center

Big check helps with free health care

Covenant looking for community volunteers

Healthwise: Dr. James Tarbox talks about winter allergies

Healthwise: Thankful for the free clinic at Lubbock Impact

Healthwise: High Intensity – BIG Rewards

New shoes lift the ‘sole’ for Lubbock kids

Kick the habit this Thursday for Great American Smokeout

HEALTHWISE: Say No to Sex Trafficking

TTU looking to build muscle in postmenopausal women

Whisking away cancer with a wiry tool

Healthwise: Trauma Education and Survivor Celebration

Test strips allow you to check for marijuana at school or home

Healthwise: fighting opioid addiction with medication cleanout

Correcting misconceptions about bariatric surgery with Dr. Amir Aryaie

Doctor explains Partially Collapsed Lung Recovery

Doctors providing flu shots for doctors

Logging miles to help fight childhood cancer

Covenant offering mobile mammography screening to help fight breast cancer