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

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

Lightning blamed for Union County house fire

Lightning is being blamed for a house fire in Union County.

1 dead after shooting in Kosciusko

One person is dead and another was injured after a shooting near the upper elementary school in Kosciusko.

Runoff election to decide vacant Columbus City Council seat

A runoff election will determine who will fill the vacant Ward 4 seat on the Columbus City Council.

Lee County Sheriff's Department links recent arrests to tent city

The Lee County Sheriff's Department is linking recent arrests in the county to a recent raid.

Columbus woman arrested for allegedly shooting boyfriend

Updated Article - Columbus police have charged a 53-year-old woman in connection to a shooting that wounded a man.

Funeral services set for young girl killed in boating accident

Funeral services have been set for 12-year-old Maggie Tackett.

Man found guilty on two counts of capital murder

A jury finds Nakero Hamer guilty of capital murder charges for the murder of two people in 2017.

Pontotoc woman arrested in Florida for animal cruelty

Two puppies are dead after being left inside a hot car Tuesday in central Florida, sheriff's deputies said.

Fatal crash reported in Benton County

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says one person is dead after a wreck in Benton County.

Police: Two motorcycles stolen in Belmont

Belmont police hope you know something that can solve the case of a couple of stolen motorcycles.

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