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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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