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
  • OKC residents ask city for help dealing with drainage ditch problem

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A drainage ditch problem is causing a headache for some longtime Oklahoma City residents. “The water comes flashing down, comes running in our yard, see where it washes and cuts it out?” said 50-year resident Jerry Stepp. Stepp says he’s been dealing with his drainage ditch problem for close to 20 years. This year’s heavy rains made the problem much worse. “It’s hard to keep the water from coming, you know, it comes down the hill […]

  • Residents concerned after continuous fires at vacant apartment complex

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma City firefighters responded to fires six times over the last year at an abandoned apartment complex. “The sky was lit up orange and I was probably 100 yards from it but you could smell the smoke. You could smell the smoke down here in my neighborhood,” said nearby resident Catherine Smith. The most recent fires are just two days apart. Crews responded to the complex off of NW 16th, first on Saturday and then again […]

  • State leaders, advocacy groups study effects of conversion therapy

    OKLAHOMA CITY – State leaders and advocacy group leaders met at the Capitol Tuesday to present a bipartisan report during the House Health Services and Long-Term Care Committee meeting. Their report is focused on banning conversion therapy for minors across the state. “We did a study of 34,000 LGBTQ youth across the country and of the 5 percent of those youth that reported experiencing conversion therapy. 42 percent of them reported a suicide attempt in the last 12 months,” said […]

  • Text to 911 program now available in central Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – It’s a program that has been years in the making, but now officials across central Oklahoma hope that the ability to text while asking for help will eventually save lives. On Monday, the 911 texting program rolled out in Logan, Cleveland, Canadian, and Oklahoma counties. All it takes is plugging in 911 as the recipient of your text message. “9-1-1 member PSAPS, that’s Public Safety Answering Points, are in those four counties and there are 21 […]

  • ODOT, AAA officials issue reminders for drivers ahead of OU/Texas

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Kickoff for the Red River Shootout is less than 24 hours away, and officials are sending out a few reminders to drivers heading to Dallas this weekend. AAA Oklahoma is stressing the importance of checking the tire pressure on your car, along with your battery life. “To have a tire that runs low on pressure is very, very hard on a tire and can cause failure on the highway,” said AAA Oklahoma manager Justin Tolbert. Tolbert says […]

  • Free flu shots being offered by OKC-County Health Department

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Flu season is officially upon us, and starting Monday, the Oklahoma City-County Health Department will be offering free flu shots. “People think that flu vaccine or the flu is just a little bug that I’ll catch, but it can actually lead to hospitalizations or pneumonia. It’s not just some little bug that’s around,” said clinical operations manager Kerri Stewart. In the past year, 88 people across the state died and another 3,000 were hospitalized. That’s why health […]

  • Oklahoma City police release body cam in weekend shooting

    OKLAHOMA CITY – New body camera video released by Oklahoma City police shows the moments police heard gunshots over the weekend. “We’ve got shots fired! There’s a black male, white tank top!” the officer screamed. Police were originally called to the area for a fight. After telling the group to break up and go home, the officer walks around the corner and hears the first set of shots fired. You then hear her say in her radio say, “I just […]

  • OKCPD search for suspect who left man’s stolen truck at gas station down the street from victim’s home

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City Police looking for a suspect in connection with a stolen truck that turned up down the street from where it was stolen. “Man… I can’t take any more hits, I’ve lost just about everything due to this,” said the truck’s owner David Eden. Eden was left angry and confused Tuesday after he woke up and his truck was gone. “They cleaned it out, better looking inside than it has in a long time,” he said. […]

  • “It’s crazy,” Stabbing in southeast Oklahoma City leaves one in critical condition

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police investigating after a dangerous stabbing Wednesday morning in southeast Oklahoma City. “It’s crazy. I wouldn’t think anyone would do anything like that there. I’ve talked to everyone in the house and they all seem pretty cool,” said Matt Anderson, who lives next door. Anderson says he’s puzzled that it happened so close to home. He lives at a mobile home park near SE 44th and Eastern. Anderson says he was asleep and woke up to the […]

  • Woman robbed after winning over $46,000 at Riverwind Casino; suspect still at large

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – Police asking for the public’s help after a woman was robbed at a bank in Midwest City. “She received her money, left the casino, and drove directly to Tinker Federal Credit Union to put it into her account,” said Midwest City Police Chief, Brandon Clabes. The woman won $46,283.20. She took it in cash, and it wasn’t long after her lucky win that her day turned into a nightmare. “When she pulled into a parking space, […]

  • OKCPS bus driver arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot up home

    SPENCER, Okla. – A man was arrested after he allegedly fired at least one round into the air and threatened his neighbors. “When we heard the gunshots, we were gone, wasn’t trying to get killed,” said one of the victims. He wanted to remain anonymous, but says they are a little bit shaken up. “We didn’t think he was going to go do it, but he did it,” he said. The incident happened in the 3600 block of Hicks Avenue […]

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