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. 


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

‘Smoke Ready Week’ prepares community for wildfire season

Extreme & Severe drought across the Inland Northwest

Emergency Alert: 2 missing girls have been found

Vaccinations records not showing up for many

One more warm day before a nice cool down this weekend! – Emily

Lake City High reacts to back-and-forth mask mandate orders

Preparing for poor air quality ahead of wildfire season

Spokane man living on a Total Artificial Heart

2nd Annual “Support Local Gems” encourages support for small businesses in Idaho

Local Goodwill responds to receiving trash as donations

Miracle Monday: Cleft lip care grows for the Spokane community

Businesses continue to require masks despite new guidance

It’s easy to get a vaccine now- but some are still holding out

Local band takes to YouTube to perform through COVID pandemic

Minorities underrepresented in vaccinated population

The Garland Theater makes plan to reopen this summer

Spokane County could be taking a step back to Phase 2

A nice Friday leads to a soggy Saturday! – Emily

Isolated thunderstorms could develop Thursday afternoon! -Emily

Are we seeing more wind events in the Inland Northwest?

Miracle Monday: One local girl takes big steps forward with her health

A cold front pulling through Saturday will shake up our weather! -Emily

Zag Nation hyped for National Championship

Clouds move in for Easter weekend. -Emily

Breezy conditions return for your Friday with plenty of sunshine! – Emily

Zome Design keeps busy printing Zag swag for the Spokane community