Emily Spain joined the WFMY team in June 2014 as a multi-media journalist and can't wait to tell the Triad's stories.
Emily comes to the area from Columbia, Missouri where she was born and raised. After graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia's journalism school, she stayed in her hometown to work as a morning anchor for KOMU. She also served as an adjunct faculty member for the university teaching student journalists the ins and outs of the news biz.
Emily is not a stranger to North Carolina. Her parents grew up in Goldsboro and Kure Beach and graduated from NC State, go Wolfpack! Emily also spent a summer as an intern at WECT in Wilmington during college. She's glad to officially call this beautiful state home.
Emily's curiosity drove her into TV news and keeps her around. She's passionate about uncovering the truth and determined to give all sides of the story a voice. She's looking forward to being an advocate for the Triad community.
Emily's reports have been recognized by the Missouri Broadcasters Association, KC Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. Some of her most memorable pieces include coverage of a local college student's fight to avoid deportation to England and the devastating May 2011 tornado in Joplin.
When she's not reporting, she's indulging in everything music. She loves to sing, play piano and watch reality talent competitions. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and going on hikes with her husband, Travis and their Border Collie mix, Duke.
Contact Emily with your story ideas or just to say hello!