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. 


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Happy Friday! Picture-perfect weekend weather is ahead of us! - Emily

On the heels of breezy conditions Thursday evening, a slight chance for overnight showers! -Emily

Increasing clouds & windy conditions for our Thursday, then it's pleasant for a while! -Emily

Fire chief: Cigarette butt to blame for deadly north Spokane house fire

North Idaho College puts mask mandate in place ahead of classes starting on Monday

Corkscrew Fire ravages through one man's family land

Storms will move out this evening but the cooler weather is here to stay! - Emily

Active weather is headed our way for Tuesday! -Emily

Vaccinations required for healthcare workers and long-term care workers

Miracle Monday: 10-year-old overcomes third open-heart surgery

COVID-19 cases, and vaccinations, climb amid requirements by universities and major employers

A cold front pulling through kicks up some action & we have GREAT weather on the back side of that

Managing poor air quality through everyday life

Rent increase in Spokane forces people to look for housing elsewhere

Spokane is home to a new cancer treatment center

Moderate temps and breezy conditions to wrap up the work week! - Emily

Moderate temps with widespread haze for Thursday & Friday! - Emily

COVID cases climb across the nation and in Spokane region

Aerosol sunscreens recalled after low levels of benzene were found in products

Neighbors help neighbors stay cool during heatwave

MIRACLE MONDAY: Children's Miracle Network provides special elements for patient's care

New spinal surgery robot will offer cutting edge care

Warm & dry conditions stick around for the week ahead! - Emily

A warm start to the week with a brief cool down on the horizon! - Emily

Firefighters battle the Little Pine Fire in extreme conditions

Coeur d'Alene IRONMAN pulls in remarkable athletes

Taking care of our pets through the heat & agricultural consequences in our region

Athletes, organizers prep for triple-digit heat at Coeur d'Alene Ironman

Juneteenth celebrations in Spokane throughout the weekend

Miracle Monday: Support from the Children's Miracle Network reaches far and wide