KSN News Anchor / Reporter
Emily lives by the motto “work hard, stay humble.” It’s something she attributes to her Kansas roots. Yes, those dimples might look familiar to some. Emily grew up in Hays, Kansas and is proud to call the Sunflower State home.
Emily is the evening anchor at KSN. Her aggressive reporting skills and ability to connect with viewers have earned her numerous honors including four first-place Kansas Association of Broadcaster awards. In 2019, the KSN team launched Positive Connections with Emily Younger, a franchise showcasing Emily’s strong storytelling skills.
Before joining KSN in April 2016, Emily spent three years at the CBS affiliate in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was one of the first reporters to interview a pair of students who were shot at their Roswell middle school. She traveled to El Paso, Texas to cover Pope Francis’s visit to the Mexico-United States border. She also was an instrumental reporter and digital producer in covering the United States Department of Justice’s investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department’s use of excessive force.
She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations. She also has a minor in Spanish. While she loves the Huskers, she is an avid KU basketball and Chiefs football fan.
When she’s not telling your stories on air, you can find Emily volunteering in and around Wichita. She is part of the Women United Read to Succeed initiative which helps local elementary students transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” She has also served as a Girls on the Run coach for several seasons.
During her downtime, Emily loves to workout, read, travel and spend as much time with her family and fiance as possible.
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