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

Changes made to Tupelo's executive order

Tupelo city council made changes to the city's executive order after Gov. Reeves issued his new guidelines for slowing the spread of coronavirus.

Dollar General announces first hour dedicated to seniors

Dollar General is dedicating first hour of each shopping day to senior shoppers.

What works best? Soap or hand sanitizer

What works best to kill germs?

Gangs, guards and contraband inside state prisons

Besides, horrible living conditions, one former state inmate talks about other problems in the Mississippi prison system.

Saltillo alderman race heads to a runoff

Thursday, voters went to the polls to decide who will fill the unexpired term of Malcolm Driskell.

Pressure on Prisons: Life in lockup

A former state inmate talked about his time in the Mississippi prison system.

Pressure on Prisons: Web Extra

A few more details about Parchman prison.

Pressure on Prisons: Parchman's Past and Present

“Pressure on Prisons” airs every Wednesday night for the next several weeks at 10:00 on WTVA 9 News.

Law enforcement working homicide case in Calhoun City

Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan confirmed with WTVA 9 News that they are assisting Calhoun City police in a homicide investigation.

Threat made at Lafayette County School

Updated - There will be an increase in law enforcement presence over the next couple of days in and around the Lafayette County Schools as a precautionary measure.

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