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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
eleonard@wtva.com

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

Food giveaway planned for Tupelo

The Family Resource Center or North Mississippi and its partners plan to distribute more than 1,000 food boxes and milk products to anyone in need.

MSDH reports 914 new coronavirus cases, 11 new deaths

The state health department reported 914 new cases of the coronavirus and 11 new deaths Thursday, July 2.

Belmont girl beats the odds - Meet Londyn

A family from Belmont, Mississippi, is pretty thankful for all St. Jude has done for them and their little girl.

Sixty felony drug arrests in Monroe County

On Thursday, Sheriff Kevin Crook said deputies and narcotics officers made over sixty arrests since the start of the outbreak.

TCPS to give away food boxes

A group of student athletes from Tupelo Christian Preparatory School announced they will give away hundreds of boxes of food next week to help local families during the pandemic.

Another MS inmate dies in custody

The Mississippi Department of Corrections announced another inmate death on Wednesday.

MS Highway Safety Patrol appoints new colonel

Mississippi's Commissioner of Public Safety announced a new leader for the state's Highway Safety Patrol.

Former St. Jude patient gives back

A former St. Jude patient now works at the place that helped her beat cancer.

St. Jude likes to party

St. Jude loves to celebrate the end of a patient's treatment with a party! You're invited to Ashtyn's No More Chemo party!

Statewide poll asks voters about reopening strategy

A new statewide poll asks Mississippi voters how they feel about the state's reopening plan.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 34622

Reported Deaths: 1215
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds269748
DeSoto181818
Madison138236
Jones117349
Harrison104014
Rankin103515
Neshoba102274
Lauderdale94281
Forrest93943
Scott79215
Jackson72717
Washington64310
Copiah63115
Leake61320
Lee58621
Holmes57341
Oktibbeha56828
Wayne55416
Warren55320
Yazoo5436
Grenada5357
Lowndes52613
Leflore52256
Lincoln50935
Lamar5027
Pike47020
Sunflower4528
Lafayette4374
Monroe43635
Covington4195
Panola3996
Bolivar38018
Attala37524
Simpson3733
Newton35710
Adams34019
Pontotoc3266
Tate32313
Marion31312
Claiborne29310
Chickasaw29219
Winston28711
Pearl River27632
Noxubee2758
Marshall2693
Jasper2676
Clay25511
Union23811
Smith23412
Walthall2267
Coahoma2156
Clarke21425
Lawrence1992
Yalobusha1938
Kemper18014
Carroll17311
Tallahatchie1664
Humphreys15910
Montgomery1493
Calhoun1475
Tippah14411
Itawamba1418
Hancock13813
Webster12811
Tunica1193
Jefferson1173
Jefferson Davis1164
Prentiss1123
Greene10810
Amite1063
George1023
Wilkinson959
Tishomingo921
Quitman891
Alcorn852
Perry764
Choctaw754
Stone732
Franklin492
Benton420
Sharkey420
Issaquena101
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 49892

Reported Deaths: 1077
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson6030162
Mobile4418137
Montgomery4339109
Tuscaloosa254448
Madison19078
Marshall186611
Shelby150924
Lee149437
Morgan12205
Baldwin111410
Walker105127
Elmore98919
Dallas9639
Franklin92216
Etowah88214
DeKalb8416
Chambers65727
Russell6570
Autauga65313
Butler64328
Tallapoosa61669
Unassigned58626
Limestone5741
Houston5526
Cullman5395
Lauderdale5376
Lowndes48022
St. Clair4692
Colbert4656
Pike4595
Escambia4528
Calhoun4365
Coffee4074
Covington39911
Jackson3742
Bullock37010
Barbour3672
Dale3621
Talladega3497
Hale33722
Marengo33011
Wilcox2968
Clarke2946
Winston2893
Chilton2872
Sumter28512
Blount2731
Pickens2556
Monroe2492
Marion24514
Randolph2449
Conecuh2277
Perry2091
Bibb2081
Macon2069
Choctaw20212
Greene1928
Henry1433
Crenshaw1273
Washington1277
Lawrence1170
Cherokee1127
Geneva920
Lamar811
Fayette781
Clay742
Coosa621
Cleburne411
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