Emma Packard

Emma Packard came to WTVA from Indianapolis, Indiana, in 2017.

Title: Anchor

Emma Packard comes to WTVA from Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Mississippi humidity was an adjustment.

While studying journalism at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, she interned in the news department at WISH-TV.

She has learned news is more than relaying facts, it's telling stories.

Now, she is excited about the opportunity to tell your stories.

In her free time, Emma enjoys training her cat, reading, and exploring her new home of Mississippi.

If you have any story ideas, please email Emma at

Recent Posts by Emma Packard

Missing Oxford person found safe

Updated - Oxford police said a missing person has been located and is safe.

Fire destroys historic church in Lowndes County

Firefighters responded to Prairie Hill Church during the night.

Reported shooting leaves 28-year-old man dead in Monroe County, 1 arrest made

Updated - One arrest has been made in connection to a reported shooting in Monroe County.

Tishomingo County lock reopens after earlier oil spill

The Jamie Whitten Lock has reopened after an oil spill earlier this month.

Troopers: No injuries in wreck involving Ingomar school bus

No injuries were reported in a wreck that involved an Ingomar school bus.

Lee County Sheriff's Department investigates shooting

The Lee County Sheriff's Department is investigating a Sunday shooting.

Driver taken to hospital after Interstate 22 wreck in Itawamba County

Updated Article - Crews removed a driver from a wreck that happened Wednesday morning in Itawamba County.

Arrest made in Columbus homicide

Updated Article - Police have released the name of the man who is charged with murder after an overnight shooting.

State auditor: Serious issues with some Mississippi agencies

A report from the state auditor shows several Mississippi agencies failed to meet requirements when it comes to spending public funds.

Columbus mayor releases statement on fatal shooting of teen

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith released a statement on social media in response to the fatal shooting of a teenager.

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