Emily Scarlett joined WIS-TV as a weekend anchor/reporter in May 2017.
She is originally from Southfield, MI and a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Emily is an award-winning journalist after her coverage on one of the pioneers in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Quad Cities area.
Her career in news broadcasting began as a morning announcer for her elementary school. Her journey to the news desk continued in middle school when she was selected as a student columnist for her city’s newspaper.
Previously, Emily has worked as an anchor for KFBB in Great Falls, Montana and a morning anchor for WHBF in the Quad Cities. After testing out the Northwest and getting back to the Midwest for some time, she is excited to try out the South for a change.
Emily enjoys exploring new places and especially trying out new food. She is open to suggestions as she gets to know more about the Columbia area.
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The South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority (SC Housing) is introducing a new program Monday, June 8 to provide more home ownership opportunities to the people they say are the most dedicated community servants in our state, especially as we endure the coronavirus pandemic.
Students and faculty will be returning to the University of South Carolina campus for the fall semester, but this week, we’re learning about some changes to the calendar that could make the school year feel considerably different from years past.
Some lawmakers will be pushing for changes to our state’s absentee process when they return to session, Tuesday, May 12. A bill being introduced in the House says there should be some adjustments made to protect voters amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
A new task force created by State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman to help with plans for students this summer and fall will meet for the first time, Thursday, April 30. It’s called AccelerateED.
A Midlands business owner has come up with a way to keep his staff working all while helping to support health care workers in the state. Koss Creative Brands in Columbia is now printing South Carolina “Strong” t-shirts during these uncertain and trying times.
Some Midlands business owners are teaming up to bring Santa to Five Points on Dec. 21. This Cookies with Santa event is especially targeting families with foster children, but is also offering a chance for kids to see Santa in a way they, maybe, have never seen him before.
Five inmates at Evans Correctional Institution in Marlboro County will earn their associate’s degrees. It’s South Carolina’s first in-prison graduation through the Second Chance Initiative with the U.S. Department of Education.
The eve of Thanksgiving has historically been the busiest travel day of the year. Wednesday, 55 million Americans are expected to travel by cars, planes, trains and buses – the most since this time in 2005 according to AAA.
A new report released by the FBI this week shows an uptick in hate crimes in our state between 2017 and 2018. According to the report, slightly fewer hate crimes were reported nationwide but that’s not the case in South Carolina.
More than 2 million people across eight states, and in the nation’s capital, are expected to take part in Thursday’s Great SouthEast ShakeOut. This safety drill is the highlight of South Carolina’s ongoing Earthquake Preparedness Week.
One Midlands church family is feeling uneasy after an armed robbery and shooting at their place of worship early Sunday morning. The search for the suspect continues after the incident at the Centro Cristiano de Columbia Church on Decker Boulevard.
Bonnie Bouknight of Lexington says she was driving on South Lake Drive in May of 2017 when her car was hit by a distracted driver who was on his phone. She’s now supporting legislation for tougher laws.