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

  TTU: Moving bacteria from gut to gut to change disease

  The good and bad in fighting cancer in kids

  TTUHSC research finds vaccines promote life

  Healthwise: lawmaker discussion of vaccine opt-out concerns pediatricians

  Healthwise: Dr. Thomas Tenner on dangers of vaping

  New way to stay Covered during surgery

  Eye Bank is eye opener for Lion’s Club and Texas Tech

Darci Lynn bringing her puppets to Lubbock

  Luke leads the way in the March for Babies

  Lubbock Doctor says soap opera star has familiar story

  Texas Tech School of Medicine celebrates 50 years in Lubbock

  The truth about ear tubes in kids

  Healthwise: A Miracle at Birth and Beyond

Covenant offering mobile mammography screening to help fight breast cancer

Healthwise: Planning and preparing for pregnancy

  Healthwise: Putting a stop to bladder leakage

  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