Emily Burris joined the KOIN 6 News team as a reporter in December 2018.
Before moving to Portland, she worked in Fort Myers, Florida as an anchor and reporter. She spent several years in Southwest Florida covering breaking news and local stories that captivated the country like the ongoing algae crisis devastating wildlife in local waterways, the 2016 presidential election in a key swing state, and three major hurricanes to hit the Southeastern US.
Her career in broadcast journalism began in Gainesville, where she worked as a reporter and morning anchor for the local ABC affiliate after graduating from the University of Florida. (Go Gators!) As a student, she worked in both television and radio at UF, graduating cum laude with a BS in Telecommunications.
Emily’s a native of the Sunshine State, but has spent quite a bit of time on both coasts. Growing up a NAVY brat, she spent much of her childhood in Southern California, and enjoyed visiting dozens of different states on several cross-country moves.
When she’s not working, you can find her pounding the pavement training for a race, usually a half-marathon. Running allows her to take full advantage of Portland’s incredible food and craft beer scene, which she’s already investigated quite a bit. She also loves hiking and camping, and can’t wait to explore more of the Pacific Northwest. Feel free to share restaurant reviews, outdoor destinations, and story ideas with her at Emily.Burris@koin.com, or connect with her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.