Emily Sutton joined the 4Warn Storm Team in December 2009. She started on air a few weeks before the infamous "Christmas Eve Blizzard" slammed Oklahoma City and has been experiencing Oklahoma extremes ever since. From Oklahoma City's costliest hail storm to record flooding and three tornado outbreaks, Emily has covered a wide spectrum of Mother Nature's fury.
Her passion for weather started at a young age but wasn't realized until joining the Storm Chase Team at the University of Missouri. Emily received dual degrees in Atmospheric Science and Media Convergence Journalism. In college, Emily's work as a National Weather Service Observer, Agriculture Forecaster and volunteer Storm Chaser served as a great foundation for the years to follow.
She started on air at the ABC/FOX affiliate KMIZ-TV in Columbia, Missouri where she gained valuable experience covering weather extremes from severe weather outbreaks to ice and snow storms. Next, she moved to the hills of Appalachia to WCYB-TV as a meteorologist and general assignment reporter. It's here she learned about the dynamics of mountain weather and polished her reporting skills. While living in the Tri-Cities and near Bristol, Tennessee's famous NASCAR track, Emily had the honor of singing the National Anthem for a crowd of 10,000.
Emily loves to get involved with the community and had the honor of singing for an Oklahoma City Thunder basketball game and for Baron's hockey. In 2011 Emily completed a half Iron Man triathlon, helping raise thousands of dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Oklahoma. She has run and cycled in events to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and the American Diabetes Association. Emily also received the honor of ionOklahoma Magazine's "30 under 30 NextGen" inaugural class to honor individuals under the age of 30 who have proven to be leaders in their career field. Her storm chase coverage on May 24, 2011 helped KFOR-TV win the Oklahoma Association of Broadcaster's award for best "Spot Weather Coverage."
Emily hails from the windy city, Chicago, but says Oklahoma is much windier! When asked how she likes living in the Sooner state, Emily replies, "It's great! The people are friendly and the weather is crazy!" In her spare time, Emily loves to karaoke, travel, cook and train for her next race!