Karin McCay

Karin McCay

Anchor, Health Reporter

Lubbock, TX

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

  Healthwise: September is for Sepsis Awareness

  Doctor starts non-profit for cleft lip repair

  Amigos Health Fair - More than FREE Screenings

  Stop a bully: Say the Right Things

Anxiety in School: What to look for in your child

  TTU Health Sciences Center Free Clinic celebrates 10 Years

FDA is Tracking E-cigs and Seizures

Vaccines Protect Adults Too

  Shallowater DNL League welcomes special needs kids

  Petersburg woman walks hundreds of miles to fight cancer

  Plains 12-year-old bull rider is already a champion

  John McCarty shares life lessons from Littlefield

  Tahoka declares Be Like Lenda Month

  HEALTHWISE: Robotic surgery – safe and steady

  Healthwise: The Zone asthma camp

Covenant offering mobile mammography screening to help fight breast cancer

  Lubbock doctors make a plan to ‘turn it off’

  Healthwise: Helping seniors understand their prescriptions

  Family says Preston Smith would be ‘astounded’ by progress of Texas Tech Medical School

  Healthwise: The dangers of synthetic marijuana

  The School of Pharmacy: Good medicine for Texas Tech

  Nathaniel Tavarez: Victim of Roswell shooting gives graduation address

  Get moving for better health

  Healthwise: The dangers of a ‘brain attack’

Freebies and deals offered during Nurse Appreciation Week

TTUHSC to host free skin cancer screening

  ‘Pick and Chews’ for better health

  Nursing not the career it was years ago

Bowling for a good cause Saturday in Plainview

  Man with autism spectrum disorder finds joy in unusual job