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.
During the week of Jan. 27, there will be two public hearings held for Blue Granite Water Company customers concerned about a proposed rate increase. The first of those meetings is Monday, at 6 p.m. at Lexington Town Hall.
After months of investigation, it was determined that gas leaks at Allen Benedict Court were caused by a buildup in a furnace. Officials say that buildup had to have developed over time, preventing carbon monoxide to properly ventilate.
There will be a new face at the monthly Gun Violence Roundtable happening Thursday, Jan. 16 in northeast Columbia. Bridget Jackson will be attending that meeting for the first time after her son was killed in a triple homicide in Lexington County last month.
North Central High School students are returning to class for the first time, Wednesday, Jan. 15 after a confirmed tornado ripped through Kershaw County over the weekend, causing severe damage to North Central High.
On Jan. 10, Attorney General Alan Wilson will release the 2019 Human Trafficking Annual Report. He’ll be joined by South Carolina’s First Lady Peggy McMaster along with several other leaders in our state’s anti-human trafficking movement.
On Jan. 9, the community is invited to come together – United Against Hate – in the wake of growing anti-Semitic attacks across the country. The Columbia Jewish Federation will meet at the Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center on Flora Drive in northeast Columbia.
The special education team at Jackson Creek Elementary School is behind a first-of-its-kind event. Students and community members are invited to take part in what’s being called Understanding Others Day.
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.
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%.