Emily Leonard

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

Title: Anchor & Multi-Media Journalist

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

She came 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

MDOC Deputy Commissioner announces retirement

Jerry Williams will retire Wed., January 15th, 2020.

Smithville man wins $100,000 in MS lottery

Local man wins Mississippi lottery.

MS student achievement reaches all time high

Superintendent’s annual report for 2018-19 shows Mississippi student achievement reaches all-time high.

Warrant issued in Starkville shooting

Starkville Police responded to the shooting Monday afternoon on Catherine Street.

Second suspect arrested in Columbus homicide

Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton said Damorio Sanchez Price-Ewing is in custody and being held without bail.

Columbus man charged with strangling woman

A Columbus man is charged with aggravated domestic violence after deputies say he assaulted and strangled a woman.

Taylor mayor resigns

Town officials said Mayor James Hamilton resigned on Oct. 22.

Aberdeen mayor arrested on embezzlement charges

Aberdeen Mayor Maurice Howard was arrested Wednesday by the state on embezzlement charges.

Voters say "yes" to alcohol sales in Booneville

For the first time ever, alcohol will soon be sold in the Booneville city limits.

IHL releases timeline of Ole Miss chancellor search

The IHL released a timeline clarifying the search process for Ole Miss' new chancellor.

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