Emily Wakeman

Emily Wakeman


Emily Wakeman joined the WIS team in July 2019 as a reporter.

Before joining the WIS team, she called the other Carolina her home. She grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in journalism and political science.

During her time in the Chapel Hill and Raleigh area, she anchored and reported for the award-winning newscast Carolina Week for three years. Her investigative work covering campus safety systems made her the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Southeast Regional Winner in 2019.

Emily has a deep love for meeting new people and traveling to new places. Her passion for international storytelling has led to her covering breaking news overseas. In 2018 and 2019, she freelance reported from Cambridge, United Kingdom and Lilongwe, Malawi bringing back critical stories to North Carolina residents. Her international storytelling made her a Hearst National Championship semi-finalist. She interned at Gray station WBTV in 2017 and interned with Fox News Channel in the Atlanta Bureau and Washington D.C. Bureau during the summers of 2017 and 2018, covering various breaking news from the opioid epidemic in Atlanta to President Trump’s foreign policy in Washington D.C.

Emily is excited to be in Palmetto state, covering the stories that are important to you. She is excited to call both the Gamecocks and the Tar Heels her teams now. Emily is a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority and enjoys working with the Ronald McDonald House, where she has been involved for seven years both in Charlotte and in Chapel Hill.

If you have a story that you would like Emily to tell, email her at ewakeman@wistv.com.

Recent Articles by Emily

  CVS set to receive J&J vaccine shipment ahead of phase 1b rollout

  Monoclonal Antibody Treatment provides quick recoveries for some COVID-19 patients

  Lawmakers review SC’s electric grid in aftermath of Texas winter storm

  Bars, restaurants prepare to serve drinks past 11 p.m. as ‘Last Call’ order expires

  Midlands school districts reveal vaccine roll out plans for teachers, staff

  R 1, R2 ready to roll out vaccine plans for teachers

  Lex 1 high school community divided on decision to return 4 days face to face

  Families grow frustrated as nursing home visitation remains restricted despite COVID vaccine

  Calls for prioritizing those with pre-existing conditions for the COVID-19 vaccine grow

  City officials address COVID-19 vaccine concerns in AARP Town Hall

  Lawmakers discuss bills to move teachers to Phase 1A of vaccine rollout

  SC teacher with muscular dystrophy says returning to classroom without vaccine could be deadly

  All SC school districts now have a vaccine provider as vaccine rollout potentially nears

  Prisma Health moving vaccine sites for some with appointments in Columbia

  Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine appointments rescheduled or canceled in SC

  Scheduling vaccine appointments remains a challenge as those 65 and up begin registration

School districts work to get teacher vaccine plans in place

  Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin announces he won’t seek re-election in November

  Vaccine Advisory Committee addresses roll-out challenges

  Teachers ask Gov. McMaster to be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine

  McMaster celebrates Prisma’s 100,000th COVID-19 vaccination

  New data shows students can safely return to classrooms, teachers remain concerned

  South Carolina becomes first state with UK, South African COVID-19 variants

  Prisma can again take walk-in vaccinations as more doses make their way to SC

  DHEC Advisory Board gives recommendation for allotment system as supply remains low

  As vaccine supply remains limited, DHEC works to create new vaccine scheduling system

  Health officials stress importance of COVID-19 vaccine second dose

  36-year-old Lexington mother of 10 children dies from COVID-19

  First Lady Jill Biden’s prayer partner in the Midlands to pray at 59th Inaugural Prayer Service

  R2 teachers call out sick over COVID-19 concerns as districts return to in-person learning