Emily Ness

Emily Ness


Emily Ness has long viewed reporters with great reverence. As a little girl watching the news, she admired their ability to connect and inform people all over the globe. For this reason, she dreamed of becoming a reporter herself and today, Emily is humbled and honored to launch a career as a reporter with WDIO.

Hailing from Stillwater, Minnesota, Emily wrote for the Pony Express and was awarded a Distinguished Journalist of the Year award in high school. From here, Emily attended the University of Minnesota Duluth before transferring to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities where she got her B.A. in Communications. During college, Emily wrote for The Statesman, The Wake and The Daily; DJ’d for Radio K; served as a Street Team Member for City Pages; and interned for Cumulus Media.

Emily’s specialty is human interest stories and features, but she enjoys writing for every beat, having written news, music and sports reviews, opinions and more.

“I believe that stories can transcend time, place and human existence,” Emily said. “They are both a reflection of our reality and a glimpse of history for generations to come.”

Through her experience with writing, radio, music, and public relations, Emily hopes to tell the stories of our times responsibly with virtue and integrity.

As a die-hard fan of snowboarding, hiking, and water recreation, Emily is thrilled to be living and working in Duluth, having moved from one water town to another!

If you have a story idea for Emily, you can email her at eness@wdio.com.

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