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.
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Spring is normally one of the busiest times of the year for the housing market, but with uncertainty in the stock market and increasing restrictions in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic, some are getting nervous about what this could mean for the housing industry.
The American Red Cross South Carolina says after notifying the public of a severe blood shortage, the situation has greatly improved. This is all thanks to the generosity of the many South Carolinians who stepped up to answer calls for donors over the last couple of weeks.
With most non-urgent medical appointments and procedures now canceled for the foreseeable future in response to the coronavirus pandemic, one mother is worried this will mean major setbacks for her children with special needs.
A Midlands business owner has come up with a way to keep his staff working all while helping to support health care workers in the state. Koss Creative Brands in Columbia is now printing South Carolina “Strong” t-shirts during these uncertain and trying times.
A Second Chance Animal Shelter in Clarendon County is now closed to the public in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Also, letters were sent out to community members notifying them that the shelter is no longer accepting dogs, except in the case of an emergency.
Many throughout the community and the entire world are choosing to self-isolate as we continue to combat the spread of the coronavirus, but this can be challenging for people who don’t have a place to call home.
Two rival high school football teams could be playing on the same side for the upcoming season. The Orangeburg Consolidated School District has requested that North and Hunter-Kinard-Tyler (HKT) High Schools combine their football programs.
This week is considered the time to better understand your consumer rights, and learn ways to improve your spending habits for National Consumer Protection Week. Some state officials are also taking this time to warn consumers about the continued problem of scams.
On Tuesday, March 3, the town of Irmo will hold a special election for one open council seat. There are a total of four candidates in the running. The seat became available when former councilman Barry Walker Senior was elected mayor of Irmo in November.
Over the last week, the Palmetto State has been flooded with several Democratic presidential candidates hoping to gain as much support as possible ahead of the South Carolina primary, Saturday, Feb. 29.
South Carolina State University has unveiled newly bronzed sculptures of three students killed during a peaceful protest on campus 52 years ago. This year’s commemoration of the Orangeburg Massacre was held inside the Martin Luther King Junior Auditorium on the SC State Campus, the morning of Feb 8.
Shaw Air Force Base will be providing bottled water to residents at the Crescent Mobile Home Park in Sumter. This latest development comes after DHEC confirmed earlier this week that water at that mobile home park tested positive for contaminants.
SC DHEC is now confirming that test results show the water at the Crescent Mobile Home Park in Sumter does in fact have significant levels of a chemical known at PFAS. That’s the same chemical the Department of Defense is blaming for possible contaminated water at hundreds of U.S. military bases.
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.