Emily joined the Newswatch 16 team in April of 2022 as a Multi Skilled Journalist.
Emily comes to the Newswatch 16 team from Blue Ridge Communications TV-13. During her four years there, she played many roles in the newsroom. Starting as an Associate Producer, Emily then took over producing the 5:30p.m. Valley Report, eventually stepping in front of the camera as an MMJ Reporter and fill in anchor.
Emily is born and raised in the Poconos, graduating from Stroudsburg High School. She later went on to study digital media communications at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, graduating with high honors. During her time at Clarion, Emily was an active member of the campus student news station as well as remote sports broadcasting for the Golden Eagles.
Emily grew up watching Newswatch 16, sparking her interest in the television news industry. She is thrilled to now be a part of the 16 family. When not out in the field, Emily enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new wineries and playing with her 2 dogs, Wheeler and Miss B. If you have a story idea or want to say hello, don’t hesitate to reach out to her at Emily.Kress@wnep.com or follow her on social media.