Raised in Houston, Emily joined KFOR in April 2019 after spending two years in Denison, TX at the NBC/ABC/CW affiliate KTEN. There, she served as a weekend anchor and reporter before eventually moving onto the desk full time as the week night ABC anchor.

During her time in North Texas/Southern Oklahoma, she covered the opioid crisis, clergy sex scandals, politics, and a number of breaking news stories. A few stories that caught national attention include the legalization of medical marijuana in Oklahoma, and a gas rig explosion in Quinton.

She graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and minor in Communications. Outside of school, she was an active member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority and was a member of the OU Pom Squad. She interned in Oklahoma City.

While she isn’t working, Emily likes to cheer on Oklahoma Football, eat Tex-Mex, and explore her new home of Oklahoma City!

She is very excited to join the team at KFOR! Send her story ideas at emily.akins@kfor.com.


Recent Articles
  • Delivery services approach deadlines for the holidays

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The team at the Oklahoma City FedEx shipping center begins the day early. Around 6:15 a.m., the alarm sounds, the conveyor belt begins to move, and employees are put to work. The facility along Portland Ave. services western Oklahoma, the metro, Ardmore, and Ada. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, staff members say goodbye to their typical 9-hour shift. “Christmas time that swells up to 11.5, 12-hour days. Sometimes a little more than that, sometimes […]

  • Group pays off student lunch debt at several metro schools

    MUSTANG, Okla. (KFOR) – What began as a group for drinking wine, talking about life, and supporting one another has turned into an organization that supports strangers. They call themselves ‘the Sippin’ Sistas.’ “We never thought it would be this strong, but it’s amazing. I love my sisters!” said member Karen Brown. The group travels to schools around the metro to pay off student lunch debt. “The kids are eating different meals if they can’t afford it. Some of the […]

  • Wild chase causes multiple wrecks, grass fire in Oklahoma City

    MUSTANG, Okla. (KFOR) – A high-speed chase landed one man in the hospital on Wednesday morning. Fire and smoke coming from the truck that was completely burned, after crashing at the end of this chase. Officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department say officers responded to a suspicious-persons call after neighbors reported seeing a man sitting in a truck in the 1500 block of SW 54th St. When officers attempted to contact the driver, he took off. Troopers tell News […]

  • Sharing Tree still needs volunteers for their annual Christmas Connection

    MOORE, Okla. (KFOR) – The Sharing Tree organization is hosting their 38th annual Christmas Connection and they need you to make children’s Christmas bright. “It is crazy! Crazy, crazy, crazy! Which is good. It is really good,” said veteran volunteer Meredeth Garrett. The building was packed Tuesday as the group kicked off their annual Christmas Connection. This event allows low-income families to pick out clothes and shiny new toys for free. They take them home and can gift them to […]

  • Metro chase ends with car inside a Walmart

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Two suspects are behind bars after leading Oklahoma City police on a chase through the city’s southwest side. Officials say the chase started as an auto-burglary call near SW 44th and Santa Fe Ave. Police tried to pull the driver of the stolen car over but they sped off, leading police on a chase. The chase ended when the two suspects plowed through the front doors of a Neighborhood Market Walmart near SW 59th and Penn. […]

  • Neighbors react after officer involved shooting in Blanchard

    BLANCHARD, Okla. (KFOR) – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has been called upon to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Blanchard. Officials say it all started around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday night when dispatchers received a 911 call from a neighbor about a domestic disturbance in the downtown Blanchard area. “There we saw the policeman talking to the neighbor lady next door,” said Jay Mitchusson, who lives nearby. After speaking with a woman who lived at the home, officers heard […]

  • New ‘Right Track’ program helps new parents with in-home mentors

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Staff members with Integris Baptist Medical Center say over 3,000 babies have been born at their hospital in 2019, which is the most they’ve ever seen. That’s why they say it’s the perfect time to officially roll out this new, free “Right Track” program. The program aims to help new parents with parent education and family support. “It took a little bit of adjusting, inviting somebody into your home, and then getting my daughter to know […]

  • Women escape alleged robber in SW OKC after he tries to attack with knife following Thanksgiving dinner

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Two Oklahoma City women are sharing the scary moments an alleged robber attacked after celebrating Thanksgiving with family. “I didn’t really know what was going on, but I wasn’t going to give up my phone to that guy,” said Tava Nation. Nation and her daughter, Tana Wood were celebrating Thanksgiving with family at an apartment complex near SW 59th and Western. “Pie and turkey was on the menu and that’s all I expected. I didn’t expect […]

  • Oklahoma family finds new purpose through adoption after loss

    SAYRE, Okla. (KFOR) – Johnnie Campbell and his wife Michelle have always had their hands full. They have eight children living under their roof in Sayre, Oklahoma. “Never in a million years would I figure we’d wind up like we are,” said Johnnie Campbell. 16-year-old Brenay, 11-year-old Cadence, 7-year-old Natalie, 15-year-old London, 18-year-old Avery, 17-year-old Devin, 15-year-old Alex, and 13-year-old Zeke are all adopted. The Campbells started fostering two decades ago as a way to fill a void, a hole […]

  • Midwest City Police getting ahead of holiday thieves

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – Midwest City Police are prepping their annual safety program ahead of Black Friday. “We have every single unit involved somehow or another,” said Major Robert Cornelison. With the shopping holiday inching closer and closer, police in Midwest City are working to get ahead of thieves. “There’s people that come out here this time of year that are scammers. They can’t wait for people to slip up and make a false move, so we tend to […]

  • Instructors and students at MNTC team up to build new ramp for local family

    MOORE, Okla. – A welding class at the Moore Norman Technology Center worked together to help one local family after seeing their need for a new wheelchair ramp. “I pulled up to the stop sign and there’s a school bus parked in front of me,” said substitute teacher Greg Culver. Culver works at the Moore Norman Technology Center. Every day he picks his grandkids up from school. One day, he was stuck behind a school bus in his neighborhood for […]

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