Who is Emily Riemer?

Emily Riemer is an award-winning journalist working with NewsCenter 5 as a co-anchor, alongside Ben Simmoneau. Before joining NewsCenter 5, she worked for WCVB-TV.

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 Emily Riemer Age, Early Life, Family, and Education Background

Emily is believed to have been born on 1st October 1981, in Andover, Massachusetts, USA, and grew up alongside her two siblings. She is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Emily views her mother and aunts as her role models.

Regarding her education, Riemer studied at Ithaca College, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism in 2003. In 2005, she took a break from her career and went back to school to further her studies. She joined the UK’s Leeds University, from where she graduated with a Master’s degree in international communications the following year.

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 Emily Riemer Professional Career

Emily began her career while still in college, working with NewsWatch 16 in the New York school. At the same time, she worked as a WCVB intern in the medical news unit during the summer.

She started her professional career as a video journalist working with Capital News 9 in December 2003, as Saratoga Country Bureau Chief. While there, she had two roles: hosting the station’s main coverage as well as contributing to “Capital Tonight”, their weekly political show. After working with this channel almost two years, Emily left to start working as a reporter with WSYX/WTTE in April 2007. While there, Emily covered ABBC6/FOX28 public and government polic, but in February the following year, she left this channel and started working for WCVB-TV as one of their reporters, and an anchor. In 2010, Emily was named among the four journalists who were invited to interview then President Barack Obama.

After WTTE-TV in Columbus, Emily started working at WCVB in March 2011. She worked there for a little over two years and left in May 2013, however, the organization called her back in June 2015. this time as a co-anchor on NewsCenter 5 Eyeopener, as a replacement for Bianca De La Garza who hosted the show previously.

In her line of work, Emily has covered various topics including election campaigns, legislative initiatives and government policies. Her interviewing prowess has seen her sharing a room with some of the big names in the US – apart from former US president Barack Obama, she also had a one-on-one with Marc Dann, Ohio’s attorney general.

Emily got a chance to report Pope Francis’s portentous visit to the US too, in the same year that she went to Arizona to cover the Patriot’s Super Bowl win.

Emily strives to help the less fortunate. This has seen her associate with several community groups and non-profit organizations such as The American Heart Association and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Emily Riemer Personal Life, Husband, and Children

When it comes to her personal life, Emily is a married woman – she wed Kyle on 14 April 2011 in an intimate ceremony in Andover, Massachusetts. She wore an elegant white sleeveless gown which she paired with beautiful red heels. Her husband went with a classic grey suit.

The couple has been blessed with three children, all boys, the first in 2012,  their second in 2015, and the youngest on 21 September 2017. Ever since she announced that she was expecting her third child, the media wanted each and every detail of her pregnancy up to the birth of her son.

Although she prefers to keep her family life private, on rare occasions she loves posting photos of them. On 6 March 2013, Emily stated that she could not stop herself from uploading her family members’ photos, as they were celebrating the first birthday of their son. She is a loving mother who enjoys taking care of their boys when she is not at work. This family of five now lives in Boston.

Interesting Facts about Emily Riemer

These are some fun facts about Emily:

  • When she is not working as a reporter, Emily does volunteer work. While she worked in Ohio, she acted as a vice-president for a non-profit organization that dealt with providing prom gowns to needy teens.
  • She is a health and fitness nerd, who is always looking for healthy recipes and treats to try out. She uses her co-workers as guinea pigs for such recipes.
  • On 24 February 2017, Emily took part in the Go Red for Women luncheon in Boston, intended to raise heart disease awareness in women.
  • Emily loves eating cookies and coffee. She considers these a must-have for her day to go on without any hitches. Emily also uses her free time catching up on her blogs as well as getting updates on the British Royal Family. She has come to be obsessed with it.
  • Her favorite cartoon is She-Ra Princess of Power. She even wore a She-Ra Halloween costume for three years.
  • Emily loves travelling – her ultimate destinations include Australia and New Zealand, and she hopes to be able to visit there someday.

A little late with the #TBT today! Here’s one from my days as a political reporter in Ohio, feels like a lifetime ago! Pre-kids, pre-hubby – just loving my job and learning all I could ? Happy Friday-eve, all!

Posted by Emily Riemer WCVB on Thursday, July 26, 2018

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