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

  Investing in the Success of Telehealth

  Easy button for COVID clues

  Polio, smallpox eradicated by vaccine program decades before COVID-19

  Lubbock Toddler Suffers After Swallowing Button Battery

  98-year-old Veteran Healing after COVID-19

  TTU Using TMS to Treat Depression

  Precautions Now to Prevent a Hospital Stay Later

  Dr. Ron Cook awarded endowed chair position

  A look inside University Medical Center’s COVID-19 unit

  Halloween Health Tips from Texas Tech Physicians

  Update on Idalou Football Tragedy

  Confusing Symptoms: When Flu season, allergies and COVID-19 collide

  Medication Clean Out Disposes of more than Just Drugs

  UMC refusing transfers as Lubbock hospitals near capacity

  KCBD mourns loss of longtime newsman

  Helping Texas Tech Fight Childhood Cancer

  West Texas Veterinarian Dr. “Bud” Farr passes away

  UMC Children’s hospital saves child who suffered internal decapitation

  Remembering Kelly Plasker

  Facing Mental Health with a Plan

  Back to School Advice for Parents

  Leg Pain? New Treatment May Offer Relief

  New guidelines from THHS on nursing home, long term care facilities visitation

Principal’s Rap Video Goes Viral

  COVID-19 recovery can be a long journey

  Bernhard Bartels leaves lasting legacy in Snyder

  Old overhead projector transparencies at Wayland Baptist University being used in the fight against COVID-19

  31 test positive in 2 Lubbock nursing homes, Dr. says nursing home isolation is tragic

  Katherine Wells provides behind-the-scenes look at compiling COVID-19 data in Lubbock

Katherine Wells provides COVID-19 update before holiday weekend