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.

Facebook: Emily Scarlett WIS TV

Twitter: @ScarlettWISTV


Recent Articles by Emily

  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

  SC senators to discuss updating election laws ahead of November during one-day special session

  Protesters learn of CPD officer’s firing during demonstration calling for his termination

  Some Orangeburg County students unable to begin new school year because of no internet

  Churches consider offering eLearning support for parents who can’t stay home for virtual instruction

  Meal services still available as Orangeburg and Newberry County students kick off the school year

  Former Gamecock athletes urge UofSC leaders to rename Strom Thurmond Fitness Center

  New online UofSC COVID-19 Dashboard as students begin classes

  Chromebooks available to Sumter students as district works to help with internet access

  Mayor Benjamin: ‘It’s a shame that we are where we are’ ahead of Columbia City Council discussing second curfew

  UofSC students encouraged to join #IPledgeColumbia campaign, taking personal responsibility in fight against COVID-19

  Teacher school supply ‘wish list’ as many prepare for both digital and in-person classrooms

  Only slight improvement in available child care, organizations can now apply to temporarily fill that need

  SC bus driver expresses COVID-19 concerns: ‘We’re the first to come in contact with students'

  SCDOT repairs one of state’s longest closed bridges ahead of schedule, residents thank WIS-TV

  Sumter School District recovers from fiscal emergency, ready to begin school year virtually

SC for Ed encourages school districts to go #VirtualUntilSafe through ‘Motor Marches’

  Kershaw County schools will let parents choose face-to-face or eCampus option

  Richland Two expects to begin school virtually, adjust as coronavirus cases come down