Emily Leonard

Emily Leonard is an Emmy and Mississippi Associated Press award winning journalist who joined the WTVA team in May 2011.

Title: Anchor & Reporter
eleonard@wtva.com

Emily Leonard is an Emmy and Mississippi Associated Press award winning journalist who joined the WTVA team in May 2011. She comes to WTVA from Lubbock, Texas, where she worked as a morning news anchor and reporter for six years at KAMC-TV.

Emily graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Telecommunications. In her career, Emily has covered everything from high-profile murder investigations to a fish with human-like teeth.

Mississippi has quickly become Emily's favorite place to be. Emily serves on the Community Development Foundation's Board of Directors as well as the Tupelo Ballet Board of Directors. She also danced (and won) Dancing Like the Stars benefitting the North Mississippi Boys and Girls Club.

Emily and her husband Matt have two children.

Feel free to email Emily at: eleonard@wtva.com

Or check her out on Facebook or Instagram.

Recent Posts by Emily Leonard

Weekend shooting in Water Valley

Interim Police Chief Spring Crenshaw says the shooting happened Saturday at 10 p.m. on Blackmur Drive in the city.

Kids learn robotics at Tiger Tech Camp

They are wiring, drilling and water-proofing their own robot submarines.

Tek2Go summer camp gives hands-on experience to students

Local middle and high school students spent some time Thursday getting hands-on experience with top-of-the-line manufacturing technology.

Starkville police search for shooter

A shooting at a Starkville park sent one man to the hospital and police are looking for the shooter.

Regional Rehab holds annual golf tournament

The Annual Nita and Bob Butler Golf Tournament was held Monday in Tupelo.

Two Oxford police officers resign Tuesday night

The Oxford Board of Aldermen accepted the resignations of two officers from the Oxford Police Department on Tuesday night.

Pontotoc teacher cuts hair for a good cause

A Pontotoc High School teacher lost his long luscious locks of hair for a good cause.

Report: Man drowns in Sardis Lake

Authorities in Lafayette County are investigating the death of a man who apparently drowned at Sardis Lake.

Iuka man, Tennessee woman charged in death of her husband

A Tishomingo County man and a Tennessee woman have now been charged in the death of her husband.

Authorities release name of person found dead in Tupelo lake

Authorities have released the name of the person whose body was found in a lake on the east side of Tupelo.

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