Emily Kinzer joined ABC7 in May 2019 and co-anchors the Good Morning Suncoast newscasts.
Before joining ABC7, Emily worked as a morning show Multimedia Journalist/fill-in Anchor in Indianapolis, Indiana for WISH-TV's six-hour morning show. Emily is Emmy-nominated for her work there as a Video Journalist. While in Indianapolis she was a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana and considers it one of the most rewarding experiences.
Prior to her time in Indianapolis, Emily spent two years at ABC57 in South Bend where she covered everything from blizzards to historic flooding and stories at Notre Dame.
A Southern girl at heart, Emily was born and raised in Middle Tennessee. She graduated with honors from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Multimedia Journalism and a minor in Political Science. Emily got her start in radio while in college. She worked as a reporter/studio producer at WGNS News Radio in Murfreesboro, Tennessee during her last semester of college.
Growing up, Emily's favorite vacation was summer beach trips with her family so she's thrilled to be living and working in the Suncoast, not to mention year round warm weather!
Outside of the newscasts, Emily enjoys exploring outdoors, upcycling furniture, and trying new dog-friendly restaurants with her dog Dixie.
Feel free to reach out to Emily on her Facebook page and let her know your favorite places to visit!
“I am beyond words. I can’t even, thank you so much. I can’t do what I do without the people who help me for sure, there’s so many people I need to get through my days with and these kids are a big part of that,” said Lora Sevarino after a virtual surprise with ABC 7 and May Custom Home.
Suzi Shea is the newest Chalkboard Champion and recipient of $500 from May Custom Home. Shea retired from teaching after three decades and started volunteering at the school before becoming a full-time teacher again.
School is back in session and so is the ABC 7 and Gettel Automotive surprise squad. Each month, we recognize a teacher who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of their students.