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

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Clouds move in for Easter weekend. -Emily

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

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Beautiful weather continues through the weekend! – Emily

Sunny skies will continue into your weekend! – Emily

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Miracle Monday: Eight-year-old fights cancer with the support of a Child Life Specialist

Your Friday evening forecast brings change for the weekend! -Emily

One more sunny day in store for your Friday -Emily

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Spokane Police won’t arrest for drug possession after state Supreme Court strikes law down

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