Emily Blume

Reporter, Anchor

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Originally from Spokane, Emily has lived all over the U.S. and couldn’t be happier to be back home, telling stories for the community she was raised in. The Pacific Northwest is where her heart feels most happy; being in nature close to water, and most importantly, close to family. 

Emily spent most of her teenage years and early twenties in Phoenix, Arizona. That time was broken up by one year spent in Honolulu, where she attended Hawaii Pacific University on a dance scholarship, her freshmen year. After that, she returned to Phoenix to attend Arizona State University. 

She is a Magna cum Laude graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State and worked all through college at KTVK/KPHO in Phoenix as a video editor. During her 3 1/2 years at the station, she gained a tribe of mentors (many who have worked at KXLY in the past!) and often spent her days-off shadowing reporters, meteorologists and anchors. Emily hasn’t stopped investing in her education, continuing her studies at Mississippi State University to get her Certificate in Broadcast and Operational Meteorology.

Her on-air career began in the Midwest with two stints in Madison, Wisconsin and Davenport, Iowa.  She’s worn every hat in the newsroom: weather, reporting and anchoring and is excited to contribute in all these ways at KXLY. Variety is the spice of life! 

Emily has traveled the globe and says she feels most alive while visiting foreign countries. She’s an adventurous soul… backpacking, sky-diving, bungee jumping, she’s done it all. She loves getting out doors and being active, year-round! When she’s not studying or exploring the outdoors, you’ll find her in the kitchen whipping up the world’s best chocolate chip cookies… ever.

She’s excited to get involved with the community and to find ways to make positive impacts on the lives of those living in Eastern Washington & Idaho. If you have an idea or passion project you think Emily could get involved in, connect with her by email, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. 

Articles

Tackling rising crime in Spokane through Violent Crimes Task Force

City leaders plead for change, frustrated by the spike in shootings

A man has another shot at life after nearly dying while on the Hoopfest court

‘Stop the Bleed’ educates the public on applying life-saving tourniquets

A friend of the suspect in Spokane Valley standoff shares her experience

Miracle Monday: Brain injury awareness and a program to educate kids on that importance of helmets

Local senior places 4th at International Science and Engineering Fair

Rain could impact your Father’s Day weekend plans – Emily

Happy Friday! Warmer temps for today before a cool down & showers this weekend. – Emily

Delayed start to wildfire season means smokier days ahead

‘Never been this low’: Local food banks plagued by empty shelves

Spokane first responders trained to prioritize communication in emergency situations

Historic Grand Prix coming to Qlispé Raceway Park this weekend

In need of baby formula? Here’s where you might find some!

Honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation

Families travel for the holiday weekend despite record high gas prices

Here’s the protocol for local first responders when there’s an active shooter situation

Limitations to when, and how often, you water your lawn are on the horizon

Secure your home with free advice from the Spokane Police Department

More payment options for downtown parking on the way

How your service provider can help block phone scams

New alliance focuses on fighting fentanyl issues in Spokane

Miracle Monday: Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month brings hope for one local family

2 tornadoes touch down in Spokane County, leave behind trail of damage

‘I feel like I owe so much to her’: Inspiring motherhood story comes full circle at Gonzaga

City Council restarts search for homeless shelter operator due to ‘conflict of interest’

Protecting your family and the elderly from advanced phone scams

A jury summons and a list of every address you’ve had. How scams are getting more sophisticated

Sunshine Miners Memorial honors the 91 lives lost in Sunshine Mine tragedy

Allegations of severe child neglect in Kootenai County

City Council approves resolution for Trent Ave. shelter

Thor-Freya construction makes life hard for local businesses

Veteran suicide prevention & awareness walk to honor, help and provide resources

A $20 million donation is giving one program at WSU a massive upgrade

Struggling to find affordable child care? You’re not alone.

Miracle Monday: Looking back on life-saving care for premature twins

Cloud cover moves in on our idyllic Spring day & temps continue to climb! – Emily

Breezy conditions settle in the overnight hours with change on the horizon! -Emily

Alaska Airlines cancels, delays more flights as pilots picket for better pay and flexible schedules

Alaska Airlines cancelations could continue through the weekend