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
  • United Airlines Dropping Cleveland Hopkins Hub

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — According to a letter sent from United Airlines to employees in Cleveland and obtained by Fox 8 News, nearly 500 positions could be cut and average daily departures will be reduced by 60 percent due to losses incurred over the last several years. That means Cleveland will no longer serve as a United Airlines hub. By the time the cuts are all in place, it will mean a total of one-third fewer flights out of the airport. […]

  • Families Escape Fire That Destroyed 3 Homes

    CANTON, Ohio – Nine people, including seven children, escaped from three neighboring homes that went up in flames in Canton early Friday morning. The fire started at about 2:15 a.m. Friday in the 2100 block of Fifth St. NE. “I see flames, smoke, all that mess,” said neighbor, Joseph Jackson. Jackson said his family knows an elderly couple who lives in one of the destroyed homes. “Thankfully they got out,” Jackson said. Canton Fire Department Battalion Chief Tom Garra said […]

  • Health Officials: Age of Victims Unusual in Flu-Related Deaths

    CLEVELAND – A recent rash of deaths from the flu has Cuyahoga County health officials concerned. “We’ve seen nine flu-related deaths this season. Eight of those have occurred within the last three weeks,” Richard Stacklin, a researcher for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, said. It is not the number of people killed that is unusual; it is the ages of those victims. “Five out of the eight deaths that occurred within the last three weeks were between the ages […]

  • Residents Deal With Dicey Winter Weather

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Blowing snow that kept coming down made it a really bad day to be driving Saturday. There were near white-out conditions on the Shoreway in Cleveland Saturday evening. “Whoa, man, it’s treacherous,” John Roberts said while in East Cleveland. There were many weather-related accidents throughout the day. Plow trucks were out in full force all day into the night, but so was the snowfall, albeit with a few breaks. “It’s so slippery out here. Especially in […]

  • Northeast Ohio Prepares for Latest Winter Wallop

    CLEVELAND– Northeast Ohio dealing with icy winds. Behind the winds is a snowstorm predicted to dump two to six inches overnight and into the day on Saturday. The City of Cleveland is encouraging people to stay indoors as much as possible and limit travel during the weekend storm, and when temperatures take a drastic dive early next week. Dominion East Ohio is asking people to conserve natural gas by turning down their thermostats a few degrees, or lowering the setting […]

  • Little Girl Remembered on What Would Have Been 6th Birthday

    CLEVELAND– Dozens of people braved the numbing, sub-zero temperatures in front of a little girl’s home on Cleveland’s west side to celebrate a birthday she never lived to see. “We miss Jermani. We love her. It’s her birthday,” her grandmother, Ethel Phillips, said. Friends, family, and even strangers brought pink balloons, cards and teddy bears, all presents for Jermani Brooks, on what would have been her sixth birthday. Jermani was shot and killed Sunday night when a gunman opened fire […]

  • Couple Unknowingly Nabs Suspected Bank Robber

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A couple chased a hit-skip suspect and forced him to stop his car, before finding out he was reportedly involved in a bank robbery that happened just minutes before, according to Cleveland police. Police said Jennifer Hernandez and Ruben Ramirez witnessed a car accident near East 65th Street and Broadway Tuesday at around 11:30 a.m. They said the car that caused the accident fled the scene. The couple followed the suspect until he was forced to stop […]

  • Suspect Charged in Murder of 5-Year-Old Girl

    CLEVELAND–Police arrested a Cleveland man accused of shooting into an SUV with a mother and three young children Sunday night, killing five-year-old Jermani Brooks. Her mother Noni Brooks, 33, was also shot, but survived and was listed in good condition Tuesday. “The Brooks family was not the target at all. They happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath said during a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Police identified the suspect as 32-year-old […]

  • Official: Euthanized Monkey Did Not Have Rabies

    VERMILION, Ohio — A spider monkey who was euthanized after biting a man in Vermilion did not have rabies, according to the Erie County Health Department. The 2-year-old monkey named Brodi was placed in quarantine after the incident occurred Tuesday involving a car dealership employee. The employee said he was helping to remove plates for the customer’s car at the time. When he was finished, he walked over to the window of the car and saw a man sitting with […]

  • Barrier on Interstate 90 Coming Down

    LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — This weekend, Ohio Department of Transportation crews will begin removing a concrete wall on I-90 eastbound near Vrooman Road in Lake County. It’s the same stretch of highway where there was a 28-vehicle pile-up on a snowy Christmas Eve day. Luckily, no one was killed. “It gets pretty dangerous. There’s been a lot of accidents,” said driver Tom Clearly. Three days later, there was another big crash. It didn’t include as many cars, but for those […]

  • Family of Robbery, Murder Victim: ‘Do the Right Thing’

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Do the right thing. That is the message from Stephen Halton, Jr.’s family to anyone who knows who may have robbed and shot him while he walked to the bus stop early Saturday morning on his way to work at the Cleveland Clinic. “Steve was such a good person, a good man,” Stephen’s high school friend Marissa Noydara said at a Thursday night vigil for the slain anesthesiology technician. “He always was full of joy, full of […]

  • Police Investigate Teens in Murder of Cleveland Clinic Tech

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police are investigating if several juveniles involved in a string of armed robberies on Cleveland’s east side are connected to the murder of a Cleveland Clinic employee during an armed robbery. Stephen Halton Jr., 30, an anesthesiology technician for the Cleveland Clinic, was walking to the bus stop on Lakeshore Boulevard near East 153rd Street Saturday morning just after 4 a.m. He was on his way into work to help with an emergency liver transplant. But […]

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