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!
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.
The Sarasota County Fire Department is one stop closer to having a new fire station. Tuesday morning the department broke ground on the new fire station eight that will be located off of Apex Road in Sarasota County.
Monday morning the department received hundreds of bears from the TinyHands Foundation. The donated bears will ride along with MCSO deputies and be given out to distressed children when needed to provide comfort and companionship.
Thursday afternoon local law enforcement officials along with the Florida Attorney General will talk about e-cigarette usage among teens. They will have a meeting at 1:45 p.m. at Riverview High School.
The money will go to the Flight to the North Pole Foundation, a program that started in 1985 that program provides families throughout the year with medical supplies needed and an event is held each year in December. The annual Christmas event provides children and families with a fun-filled day the
The Suncoast Blood Bank in Sarasota said donations always slow down during the summer with students on summer break and snowbirds out of town. Joan Leonard is a Volunteer Coordinator with the local blood bank and said 25 percent of their donations come from students.