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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

Or check her out on Facebook or Instagram.

Recent Posts by Emily Leonard

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.

President Trump endorses Tate Reeves for MS governor

President Donald Trump endorsed Tate Reeves for governor in a tweet Wednesday night.

Two gun-related arrests in Oxford

A man and woman were arrested in relation to two separate cases involving guns.

Columbus special election heads to runoff

The results are in and it looks like there will be a run-off election for the Ward 1 city council seat in Columbus.

Juveniles in custody for Choctaw County shooting

Updated - Two juveniles were arrested and charged in the shooting. Authorities are looking for a third suspect.

Ackerman honors former governors Mabus and Coleman

The city of Ackerman honored two natives during a downtown ceremony on Friday.

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