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
  • NWS: Geronimo tornado rated EF 2

    GERONIMO, Okla. – “She has some bruises and some cuts… I think she`s gonna be ok,” said Lyle Cable. Cable works with the Comanche Nation Emergency Management. Storms annihilated two homes off of SE 45th near Geronimo early Saturday. One man now feeling lucky to be alive. “All of a sudden the roof was gone and I was looking up at the sky,” said homeowner Weldon Simmons. It started around 7:30 a.m. Power lines were down, trees uprooted, and families […]

  • Enid attorney arrested on multiple domestic abuse complaints

    ENID, Okla. – “I couldn`t believe that he would do something like that,” said Enid resident Ruby Wise. Attorney Robert Faulk facing the following charges: Domestic abuse/prior pattern of physical abuse Domestic assault and battery by strangulation Intimidation of a witness Domestic abuse/assault & battery “When I was told what he was charged with… I was shocked,” said Wise. Shock for some, but others tell News 4 they’re not surprised by this. Jenny Greethurst says she worked in the legal […]

  • Online OKCPS ransomware issue continues

    OKLAHOMA CITY – “Concern… I’m in the I.T. industry, so I know what that means,” said concerned parent Ryan Marshall. For most parents, it means questions. Summer’s almost here, AP tests are in progress and still no new word from Oklahoma City Public Schools on their ransomware issue. Parents said they did receive a text on Monday night, informing them of the problem, but haven’t heard much since. “We just wanna make sure teachers are able to get their grades […]

  • Stitt: Budget plan includes employee pay raises, $200 million to Rainy Day Fund

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Kevin Stitt says he and lawmakers have finally reached a budget deal for the upcoming fiscal year. As it stands, the plan would give most teachers an over $1,200 pay raise. An additional $74.3 million will go to local schools for their “unique needs,” like hiring additional teachers and counselors. “For the first time in state history we’re going to end up being the number one in teacher pay in our region” said Gov. Stitt. The […]

  • Oklahoma couple in shock after railroad spike stuck in side of house

    PONCA CITY, Okla. – “There was a loud crash and we came outside to look for it,” said Ponca City Resident Haleigh Oconner. The couple found something they’d never experienced before. A railroad spike, stuck in the side of their house. “I didn`t see anything different at first, I didn`t notice it and I started looking a little bit closer. There`s the nail. It just kind of blew my mind,” said Ponca City resident Kainen Armstrong. The couple lives behind […]

  • OBA files complaint against attorney after fecal matter found on check

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Bar Association filing a complaint against attorney Mark Bailey. Bailey was charged in 2017 for assault and battery after he was accused of hitting a woman with his truck. It’s another part of the complaint that’s raising questions. “As an attorney or lawyer, anytime the O.B.A. files a formal complaint against you for something you did as an attorney or outside your role as an attorney, it’s never a good thing,” said legal expert and […]

  • 70-year-old arrested for allegedly running pill mill

    GARBER, Okla. – “They found the pill bottle… down at the Jiffy Trip, which happened to belong to a friend of mine,” said 70-year-old Berry Tipton. It all started with the pill bottle. Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies said a customer found it full of Percocet outside of the Jiffy Trip in Garber. “A customer picked it up off the ground outside and brought it into the Jiffy Trip to one of the clerks there, and then they called us,” said […]

  • Oklahoma man accused of killing 2 teens in fiery crash while intoxicated takes the stand

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The fate of David Cochlin, who is accused of killing two teenagers, Sean Tucker and Luke Ross in a 2017 crash, will rest in the hands of a 12 person jury. He took the stand in a Canadian County courtroom Wednesday. Cochlin testified that he had three drinks at a sushi restaurant before driving later that night. Officials tell News 4 his blood alcohol level was over two times the legal limit. Cochlin repeatedly denied that he was illegally […]

  • Family pleads for Stroud boy’s safe return

    STROUD, Okla. – “Anger… like ah here we go,” said concerned uncle Adam Tuttle. He’s pleading for his nephew’s safe return. Stroud Police say 7-year-old Austin Cornett was taken by his non-custodial mother. “The only visitation she was supposed to have was FaceTime … and the only visitation face-to-face was court ordered through counselor,” said Tuttle. Austin’s uncle says they believe his biological mother, Sarah Hill, picked him up from Parkview Elementary School Monday morning. Family tells News 4 it’s […]

  • Off-duty deputy with gun asked to leave theme park

    OKLAHOMA CITY – “I showed my credentials to the security… I told him that I’m a law enforcement officer and that I have a firearm on me, and they said ‘You can’t come in here with a firearm,'” said Captain Adam Flowers with the Canadian County Sheriff’s office. Flowers is reacting to a moment he said he’s never experienced. He said security with Frontier City turned him away from the park. “I wasn’t there to ride rides. I wasn’t there […]

  • Affidavit: Waukomis man violates protective order; kidnaps, rapes pregnant woman

    WAUKOMIS, Okla. – In a 911 call released, a woman told operators, “My sister is there with her boyfriend he’s got her hostage up there… she`s pregnant and he`s beating on her.” That call from the victim’s sister, about 25-year-old suspect Hunter Landon Timm. “I think he might be out there beating on her and she`s three months pregnant,” the caller said. According to court documents, Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the call Monday morning. The affidavit says deputies […]

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