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.
Feel free to reach out with news tips, or just to say “hello”: email@example.com.
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.
On Dec. 3, millions of people will be inspired to do a good deed on this Giving Tuesday. It’s a global movement encouraging everyone to help make a positive change and there are a number a ways to get involved.
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 98-year-old Midlands veteran is getting the chance to relive some of his time training to become a pilot during World War II. He lives at Carroll Campbell Place, a senior living community in Lexington, which was recently awarded a grant.
After her grandson was shot and killed in an armed robbery last year, a Newberry woman is raising money for scholarships in his honor in hopes of helping Midlands students reach their goals. A Ride Away Scholarship Day is planned for Saturday in Newberry.
A symbol of the history of Black medicine in the Midlands is being recognized Thursday. There will be a historical marker unveiling outside of the Dr. Cyril Spann Medical Building, located in the historically Black Waverly neighborhood of Columbia.
Voters in Columbia will head back to the polls for a city council runoff election, Tuesday. None of the candidates for the council’s at-large seat earned more than 50% of the vote in municipal elections exactly two weeks ago.
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.
With brutally cold temperatures overnight this week, a reminder to those who may not have anywhere to go. There’s plenty of space available at the Inclement Weather Center in Columbia. Anyone, 18-years-old and up, is welcome to stay but there are certain steps to take in order to get there.
The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) is reporting that the unemployment rate for veterans in our state has been on the decline over the last couple of few years. The veteran unemployment rate was at 5% in 2016. Last year, it was down to 3.3%.
In an effort to tackle mental health in schools, Lexington-Richland School District Five is now offering telepsychiatry. It’s the first district to do so in the Midlands and one of the first in all of South Carolina.
The Elmwood Park neighborhood in Columbia has several homeowners who take pride in providing a safe, and almost theatrical, Halloween experience for the kids of the Midlands. Over the last several years, the area has drawn hundreds of trick-or-treaters each year.
Two national speakers will share their experience with vaping during a free event at White Knoll High School, Monday evening. Everyone is welcome to attend, but the flyer is specifically reaching out to families with students in sixth grade and up.
Nearly every county in South Carolina continues to experience drought conditions. This update coming after the state’s Drought Response Committee met this week to reevaluate the drought status of each county.
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.
A Gaston woman is asking the South Carolina Department of Transportation to reduce the speed limit on the street where she lives. She tells WIS-TV that she’s concerned for the safety of her kids, and all of the children who have to stand along that street to catch the bus.
Lexington School District Two is gearing up for its first eLearning makeup day after classes were canceled due to Hurricane Dorian in September. Lexington Two is now one of 15 school districts statewide to be selected for the eLearning program.
Tuesday, those on the Irmo Okra Strut Commission will get together for one of their last meetings before this year’s big event. Now in its 46th year, the Irmo Okra Strut kicks off Friday at Irmo Community Park.