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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Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, there’s been concern for everyone’s safety but especially those considered our most vulnerable. That includes those who feel unsafe at the place they call home.
Some lawmakers will be pushing for changes to our state’s absentee process when they return to session, Tuesday, May 12. A bill being introduced in the House says there should be some adjustments made to protect voters amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
Five inmates at Evans Correctional Institution in Marlboro County will earn their associate’s degrees. It’s South Carolina’s first in-prison graduation through the Second Chance Initiative with the U.S. Department of Education.
The eve of Thanksgiving has historically been the busiest travel day of the year. Wednesday, 55 million Americans are expected to travel by cars, planes, trains and buses – the most since this time in 2005 according to AAA.
Hurricane Dorian is expected to impact travel plans for Labor Day weekend, and especially for those flying through Florida. Now, some airlines are helping passengers make a quick change of plans, if necessary.
With growing concerns about the health risks associated with e-cigarette use, the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control is now asking healthcare providers across the state to report any severe cases of lung disease linked to vaping.
One Midlands church family is feeling uneasy after an armed robbery and shooting at their place of worship early Sunday morning. The search for the suspect continues after the incident at the Centro Cristiano de Columbia Church on Decker Boulevard.
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.
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.
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.
Nearly four years since the shooting massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, Tuesday, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission will hold a remembrance ceremony in Columbia. It’s an annual event to honor the victims.
We’ve been gearing up for the start of hurricane season all week long during Hurricane Preparedness Week, and officials with the SC Emergency Management Division tell WIS-TV that being prepared means recognizing just how threatening these storms can be and knowing they can happen anywhere.
There is just one day left in the first year of the current legislative session. That means several of the proposed bills lawmakers have been discussing over the last several weeks will either move forward or get put on hold.
It's been two months since a former USC student was killed following a boat crash near Parris Island. Monday, a 20-year-old man is set to be arraigned on charges connected to that deadly crash back in February.