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Emily is a curious, creative type. That's probably why she ended up as a reporter. This way she gets to ask those sometimes awkward questions and no one looks at her funny - it's her job.

Her creativity helps her to see a story from many different angles and bring it to life on the small screen.

Her stories have promoted significant changes in the legal system.

California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, took action after Emily revealed the public was never notified when a paroled sex offender went off his or her GPS monitoring device and was on the run in the community.

As a direct result of Emily's story, Schwarzenegger issued an order to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, mandating they create a public alert system with photos of the wanted predators.

Emily is not afraid to rough it either. She covered hurricane Katrina in 2005 and lived out of a car for a week.

She gathered news during the day and reported live via satellite in the evening, as the city of New Orleans lay submerged under the deadly toxic water and crime in the streets ran rampant.

Emily doesn't like to take herself or life too seriously. She finds time to report on really important things, such as the ransom kidnapping of a Bob's Big Boy statue. Luckily, Big Boy was returned with only minor scratches.

Before moving to Cleveland, Emily reported in Bakersfield, California for ten years at both KGET ( NBC) and KERO (ABC).

She has spent most of her life living in Los Angeles and Orange County, except for a few years in Arizona and Washington, DC. Emily started her broadcast reporting career in 1999 at News 21 in Rockville, Maryland.

She has been nominated for two regional news Emmy Awards.


Recent Articles
  • Masked Men Fire Shots, Rob Victims in Home Invasion

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Police are investigating after three men wearing masks burst into a home, robbing two people inside at gunpoint. Police said they were called to Euclid Avenue Tuesday around 9:40 p.m. for reports of loud arguing and shots fired. A man and woman were downstairs watching TV and a 12-year-old child was upstairs when there was a knock at the door, police said. “The 12-year-old child heard the screaming and the commotion and managed to hide,” Sgt. Ali […]

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    ‘It’s Devastating': Fire Destroys Historic Block in Garrettsville

    GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio — A massive fire destroyed nearly a third — or one block — of the historic businesses and buildings in downtown Garrettsville Saturday. Approximately 13 businesses burned down in the fire, which was reported around 1:15 p.m. “It’s devastating,” said Fire Chief David Friess. “It’s devastating.” Nearly 34 departments responded for mutual aid, some trucking in water after the village ran out. Dozens gathered in the area to watch as firefighters fought the blaze. Flames were still showing […]

  • Scene of Euclid crash (3/21/14)

    Officer Thrown From Car After Struggle With Suspect

    EUCLID, Ohio — A man faces charges after grabbing a police detective and driving off with him partially in his car during an arrest Friday. According to Euclid police, it happened about 1 p.m. in the 20900 block of Lakewood Boulevard. The narcotics detective found an adult male sitting behind the wheel of a car in a parking lot. When the detective attempted to pull him out to arrest him, the suspect resisted, grabbing the detective and pulling him partially […]

  • (Terry Yuschak, 48, of Perrysville and Mason Braun, 18, of Medina)

    DQ Parking Lot Shooting Suspects Charged

    Two men were charged in connection with a shooting in the parking lot of a Dairy Queen on Medina Road.

  • UPS Employee Helps Elderly Man Get Money Back From Scam

    EASTLAKE, Ohio–An 84-year-old Eastlake man got back more than $5,000 he sent to someone who scammed him, thanks to an alert UPS employee, police said. Eastlake Police Detective Ted Kroczak said the scam started with a phone call to the elderly man. “They’re actually identifying themselves as federal agents,” Kroczak said. Kroczak said the convincing scammer told the man he was to get more than $500,000, but first he had to pay the 1% tax on it: $5,250 in cash. […]

  • Shooting in Dairy Queen parking lot in Medina Twp. on 3/20/14

    Man Shot in Dairy Queen Parking Lot in Medina Twp.

    MEDINA TWP., Ohio– Authorities tell FOX 8 News that a man was injured after a shooting in the Dairy Queen parking lot on Rt. 18 in Medina Twp., just after 7 p.m. Medina Twp. Police Chief David Arbogast said a man was sitting in the driver’s seat of a car when another man shot through the passenger window, while standing outside of the vehicle. The bullet hit the man in the arm and went into his chest. He was life […]

  • Father Thanks Good Samaritan For Helping Son After Beating

    CLEVELAND–A high school student is in the intensive care unit at a local hospital after he was brutally beaten and robbed by a group of strangers in downtown Cleveland while walking to the catch the bus home from school, police said. Sixteen-year-old Cornelius Love, II, has broken bones, a broken jaw, and is unable to speak, his father said. “He’s into all types of sports. He’s going to be graduating in a few months,” Cornelius Love, Sr., said. Police said […]

  • Police: Woman’s Murder Was ‘Crime of Passion’

    STOW, Ohio–Stow police are trying to figure out the final hours of a woman’s life before they said she was found murdered in a shed behind her home. “There was a lot of physical evidence at the scene. That’s why we think it was not a planned incident. Obviously, it was a crime of passion,” Stow Police Chief Louis Dinker said. A makeshift memorial is growing in the front yard of the duplex on Maplepark Road in Stow where 21-year-old […]

  • Courtesy: FOX 8 viewer Makayla Sitko

    All For Z: Former Cavs Player’s #11 Jersey Now Part of History

    CLEVELAND – It was bittersweet for Cavs fans Saturday night as Zydrunas Ilguaskas’ #11 jersey was retired and raised to hang in the rafters of the Q, alongside other Cavs’ legends. “As soon as I knew ‘Z’ was getting his jersey retired, special, wanted to be here and got the tickets right away,” Jim Jaye said. “We just love him. He just was a wonderful player,” fan Marleah Clark said. The 7’3″ center from Lithuania, known as ‘Z,’ played 12 […]

  • Men Arrested for Selling Deadly Mix of Heroin

    CLEVELAND – Two Cleveland men are charged with trafficking a particularly deadly mix of heroin on Cleveland’s west side this week. Cuyahoga County prosecutors allege Ralph Torres and Rafael Torres II were selling a deadly mix of heroin, called ‘China White,’ that killed one person and nearly killed four others this week. Prosecutors allege the heroin was mixed with a potent drug called fentanyl. “There was one non-fatal overdose that was related to fentanyl over these past few days and […]

  • Hang Up: Government Grant Scam Going Around

    CLEVELAND – If you get a phone call from a person saying you have been awarded a government grant, The Better Business Bureau says it’s a scam, and just hang up. Susan Hensal of Doylestown said she got one of those phone calls on Tuesday. “He said that I was awarded a federal grant because I paid my taxes on time every year and he seen that last year I didn’t file no dependents because my kids are all grown,” […]

  • Officers Asking for Prayers After Crash Injures Patrolman

    LIVERPOOL TWP., Ohio — Officers from the North Olmsted Police Department are asking for thoughts and prayers for one of their own who was seriously injured in a car crash early Saturday morning. “Officer (Jack) Justice was working an off-duty job at Great Northern Mall, and he was on his way home when this accident happened,” said Lt. Jeff Medves of the North Olmsted Police Department. The two-vehicle crash happened on Station Road in Liverpool Township in Medina County just after […]