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.
As students begin heading back to the classrooms, that also means more traffic on your morning commute. South Carolina Highway Patrol will be increasing patrols in Midlands school zones to help make sure drivers and students make it to their destinations safely.
Friday is the start of a big shopping weekend in the Palmetto State. The annual Sales Tax Holiday allows South Carolina shoppers to buy certain items without having to pay any sales tax, but only certain items apply.
This year’s state budget is providing extra funding for smaller school districts in our state to consolidate. South Carolina lawmakers have agreed to set aside funding to offer an incentive for school districts to get on board. Interested school districts have until Thursday to submit their proposal
A Midlands man says he was caught in the middle of heavy traffic, which almost led to several accidents, all because a city bus driver parked his bus to grab food. This all happened at a busy intersection of Devine Street during rush hour, and was also caught on surveillance cameras.
A Midlands couple says they were devastated after learning their family dog had been diagnosed with cancer, and that treatment would not have been an option had it not been for a national organization dedicated to helping families in this situation.
Residents in Ridgeway say they’ve been complaining about a local bridge for years because it’s been closed to traffic since 2015. WIS-TV has been reporting on this story since May and just learned from the South Carolina Department of Transportation that there could be a solution sooner than expecte
The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees is expected to meet Friday morning to discuss what’s become a contentious search for the school’s next president, but it’s not clear yet if the board is planning to take a vote on a previously announced finalist, retired Lt. General Robert Caslen.
For the first time since 2016, the South Carolina Secessionist Party will not hold its annual Confederate Flag Rally on State House grounds, an event typically held every July 10. Instead, there are other events planned for the day.
Monday, South Carolina senators discussed how to address underperforming schools across the state. Statewide education reform is still at the forefront – even with lawmakers technically on summer vacation.
The discussion surrounding education reform in our state continues. A senate education subcommittee will meet Monday morning at the State House. Dozens of SC for Ed members are planning to be there, as well.
The Sumter County School District will hold a public budget hearing, Thursday night, as they work to fix a looming deficit. District leaders tell WIS-TV that mandated teacher pay raises across the state are part of the problem.
A Midlands Army veteran battling ALS is able to fulfill a bucket list item. This week, she was back in uniform to lead the latest group of soldiers to complete basic training at Fort Jackson, as the soldiers marched off of Hilton Field for their graduation ceremony.
-Some residents in Kershaw County are complaining about a new fire service fee approved this week by county council. The fee is designed to improve and expand fire services, but some residents think it’s unfair.
Hundreds of thousands are living without enough food here in the Palmetto State. The Department of Social Services helps to address this issue for one of our most vulnerable populations through an annual program. It’s called the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.