Emily Scarlett

Emily Scarlett

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”: escarlett@wistv.com.

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Twitter: @ScarlettWISTV


Recent Articles by Emily

  LR5 calls special meeting to discuss return to hybrid learning

  Money Matters: Annuities, the good and bad

  Public input needed to Reimagine the COMET, could be first changes to transit in nearly 130 years

  Families Helping Families mourns longtime volunteer, scales back in 2020 because of pandemic

  97-year-old Midlands WWII veteran to receive Four Chaplains Award

  Sumter city council members prepare for runoff election in race for mayor

  Short time left to register to give public comment on Dominion Energy’s proposed rate increase

  SC election officials take next steps to wrap up election results; recounts and runoffs expected

  Prisma Health pediatrician says trick-or-treating can be done safely with caution

  Multiple agencies providing free rides to the polls in SC

  Breast Cancer Awareness walks go virtual, Midlands survivor says disease not always a death sentence

  National Prescription Drug Take Back Day even more necessary during pandemic

  Answering last minute voting questions with SC on track to double 2016 absentee record

  Applications now open for SC minority & small business, plus nonprofit grants

  Clarendon community says they were left out of historic school renaming

  Lexington One school district joins legal fight against Juul

  Sumter physician featured in ‘One Vote’ documentary after registering thousands to vote

  DEW working with banks to assure one-time LWA checks can be cashed after reported issues

  SC for Ed: 27% of teachers plan to leave profession

  Mother of Faye Swetlik speaks to WIS for first time ahead of park ceremony Tuesday

  Mother requests flowers at site of DUI crash that killed her son who would have turned 25, Monday

  Newberry Electric crew headed to AL to help with more than 77,000 customers without power

  SC Red Cross volunteers out West encourages more people to help: ‘It certainly gives you a big sense of purpose’.

  SC House to discuss Senate absentee bill during special session, massive education bill unlikely to pass

  Parents planning rally during LR5 board meeting, asking for in-person learning all week

  New Wall of Remembrance to be unveiled during 10th annual Midlands 9/11 ceremony

  SC woman still experiencing severe chest pain two months after testing positive, considered COVID-19 “long-hauler”

  Lex-Rich Five 3rd grader is ready for the new school year, says she likes wearing a mask

  Kershaw Co. schools say they have the Midlands’ only thermal temperature scans for students

  UofSC president says closing campus could make things worse after rising COVID-19 cases