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
  • “I think the mother and the baby are lucky to be alive,” Attorney General Mike Hunter files charges against midwife

    ROLAND, Okla. – Attorney General Mike Hunter filed charges Friday against a midwife after a close call for one first-time mom. The attorney general says the charges are for “practicing medicine without a license after an investigation revealed she performed a medical procedure during a recent home birth after the victim was in labor for nearly three days.” “I think the mother and the baby are lucky to be alive,” said Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter. It’s a memory that […]

  • House Common Education Committee Meeting discusses charter schools

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Three major studies were discussed at Wednesday’s Common Education meeting: brick and mortar charter school funding, real cost per student for virtual schools as opposed to brick and mortar, and finally charter school sponsor oversight responsibilities. One of the main questions discussed: what is that real cost per student for virtual schools, as opposed to students who attend brick and mortar buildings? Without buses, utilities, and sports equipment studies say the cost for a virtual school student […]

  • Update: Kingfisher County woman released from jail after outstanding fee paid by donors

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma mother who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for selling marijuana worth $31, released, then arrested again for unpaid court fees has been released from jail after several donors paid her outstanding balance. Patricia Spottedcrow was released from the Oklahoma County Jail just after 3 p.m. Wednesday after she was arrested Monday on a bench warrant for owing the Kingfisher County Court Clerk’s office $3,569.76, $1,139.90 of which had to be paid for her […]

  • Oklahoma homeowner holds wanted man at gunpoint

    GUTHRIE, Okla. – Rebecca Pittman was home doing laundry when she looked out the window and was face-to-face with a suspect on the run from police. “See how tall he must’ve been? Because I was looking right at his face,” she said, showing News 4 where it all happened. Lawrence Lewis was on the run from police after he allegedly robbed a Dollar General in Edmond on Saturday. On Monday morning, Rebecca Pittman found him in her garage. “I was […]

  • City out thousands after utility poles stolen

    ANADARKO, Okla. – It’s a crime that took some work: 28 utility poles were stolen from the city of Anadarko. “This just wasn’t something somebody drove by and saw and said hey I wanna grab a pole or two, it’s something they had to plan out and bring the equipment to do it,” said City Manager Kenneth Corn. 19 of those are 30 feet long, and 9 of them are 40 feet long. “They’re pretty heavy so they’d have to […]

  • Woman who was carjacked by man convicted of killing Logan Co. deputy speaks to News 4

    LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – “I rolled down the window and I said ‘can I help you?’ and he pulled out the gun,” said Charnae Bottley. At that moment, Bottley thought she’d never live to tell this story. “Your mind goes blank, but then also you`re trying to figure out what to do,” she said. She was at Smitty’s One-Stop getting an energy drink before class- something that was her everyday routine. That’s when she says Nathan LeForce pointed a gun […]

  • Oklahoma father pleads guilty to murdering infant son

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma man pleaded guilty to three felony charges on Wednesday in connection to the death of his infant son. Victor Minjarez was tight-lipped as he was escorted back to the Oklahoma County Jail. He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, desecration of a corpse, and second-degree burglary. “It was just a very horrific fact pattern. It makes you angry, but you want to try to set the emotion aside and try to do the right thing,” said […]

  • Enid teen targeted by racist comments on Snapchat

    ENID, Okla. – “It just got to the point where if I can speak up and I can say something about it and I can make it to where these kids won’t get away with it, then I’m going to do everything I can to make it stop, because it’s not okay,” said Enid High School sophomore Mia Dunlap. Mia Dunlap says her school experience hasn’t always been easy. She says she’s been on the receiving end of harsh words […]

  • Oklahoma mom fed up over daughter’s walk from school and lack of help from district officials

    OKLAHOMA CITY – “They poked the wrong mamma bear, I won`t stop until I get a resolution,” said concerned parent Teri Dowling. “I`ve been working on this since the week before school started,” she said. The single mom’s 12-year-old daughter attends Hefner Middle School. Although she can drop her daughter off in the morning, Teri is unable to pick her up after school due to her job. This means her daughter has to walk close to a mile just to […]

  • Children of man who killed deputy take stand in sentencing hearing

    LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – Both sides rested and testimony officially over in the sentencing phase of the Nathan Leforce trial. A jury found Leforce guilty last week of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Logan County Deputy David Wade. The state is seeking the death penalty. Leforce was emotional Wednesday as two of his children took the stand. His oldest son took the stand first, testifying about his father’s “strong work ethic.” He talked about his favorite memories with […]

  • Clean up begins in Logan County after storms, strong wind, tornado

    LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – Monday night storms ripped through Logan County. “People have been wanting to put it off to help maybe decide if they can resurrect the building, but I think that this kind of makes the decision for them,” said Double Stop Fiddle Shop owner Byron Berline. Storms tore down the walls of his old building, walls that were already barely standing after a fire back in February. “I was having hopes that it might be able to […]

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