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

  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

  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

StarCare teaching First Aid for Mental Health

  One loud noise can leave damage to your hearing

  The fidget spinner still serves a purpose

  Screenagers: Growing up in the digital age

  New careers as a health professional

New support for suicide loss in Lubbock

Exciting Games can be Too Much for the Heart

  Addiction: A Brain Disease

  Autism: Looking for Clues

  TTUHSC wound study breaks through the bacteria bunker

Compassionate Friends for those grieving the loss of a child

  Healthwise: City council makes plea to help save lives

  Cancer team at TTUHSC finding ‘Light Switch’ for estrogen