Emily joined KCTV5 in July 2012. She is a Kansas City metro native who grew up in Lee's Summit and Parkville.

She’s covered breaking news and severe weather in Jefferson City, Springfield and Kansas City, Mo.

She's a die-hard Chiefs fan and a loyal Royals and Sporting KC fan who was thrilled to cover the Royals World Series win and the Chiefs Super Bowl championship.

In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, kayaking, bicycling, watching movies and documentaries as well as attending concerts. Her pups Punch and Piper keep her thoroughly entertained.

Emily wants to know what is important to you and your community. Got a tip or story idea? Contact her at Emily.Rittman@kctv5.com.