Emily Rau never imagined she would wake up at one in the morning to go to work.
A St. Louis area native, Emily returned to Missouri in 2012 to work at KMOV-TV. She started out in the St. Charles County bureau, lugging the camera from Wentzville to Augusta as a ‘one-man-band’ reporter. A year in, Emily moved to the morning show, covering breaking news all over the viewing area, including extensive reporting in Ferguson last fall. In January, she moved to the anchor seat alongside Andre Hepkins, leading the News 4 This Morning team from 4:30 to 7:00 every morning.
Emily grew up in nearby Washington, Missouri, graduating from Washington High School and going on to the University of Missouri in Columbia. A fourth-generation Mizzou alum, Emily is a proud Tiger fan and alum of the Missouri School of Journalism. She worked as a reporter in Norfolk, Virginia before joining channel 4. Emily is an Emmy winner, as well as a Missouri Broadcaster Award recipient. She serves on the board of Girls In The Know, a non-profit dedicated to empowering young girls. In her free time, Emily loves spending time with family, traveling, and eating her way through the St. Louis restaurant scene.
Read more about Emily here, and on her blog, where she shares lessons learned from life in the TV news business.