Emily Spain is an award-winning journalist who has come home to Mid-Missouri to rejoin the KOMU 8 News team. Join Emily with Jim Riek weekday evenings for KOMU 8 News at 5, 6, 9, and 10.
Emily and her family are thrilled to be back in their hometown where she was born and raised, graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism, and married her husband. She might already be a familiar face! After graduating from the university, Emily stayed in Columbia and worked as a morning anchor for KOMU 8 from 2012 to 2014. She also served as an adjunct faculty member for the university, teaching student journalists the ins and outs of the news biz. Before coming back to KOMU 8, Emily spent three years in North Carolina working as a multimedia journalist for WFMY News 2 and a videographer for Duke Health.
Emily's curiosity drove her into TV news and keeps her around. She's passionate about uncovering the truth and determined to give all sides of a story a voice. She's looking forward to being an advocate for Mid-Missouri.
Emily's reports have been recognized by the Missouri Broadcasters Association, the Kansas City Press Club, and the Society of Professional Journalists. Some of her most memorable pieces include coverage of the South Carolina floods, a baby girl's journey to getting Cochlear implants to repair hearing loss, and a North Carolina sheriff who claimed the Department of Justice targeted him for alleged discrimination.
When she's not reporting, Emily is spending time with her daughter, husband, and border collie, Duke. She loves everything music, Mizzou football, scary movies,and getting outdoors.
Contact Emily with your story ideas or just to say hello!