Emily Spain Biography
Emily Spain is an American Anchor working for KOMU 8 in Columbia, Missouri as a weekday evening anchor on KOMU 8 News at 5, 6, 9, and 10. She rejoined the station in 2017.
Emily Spain Age / Birthday
Spain manages to keep information regarding her dates of birth away from the limelight. It is therefore not known when she celebrates her birthday and how old she is at the moment. Judging from her appearance, she might be in her 30s.
Emily Spain Height / Measurements
Spain is of average body stature and stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Emily Spain Partner/ Husband
Spain is a married woman, she is happily married to her loving husband Travis Critchfield. Her husband is an Information Security Analyst at Veterans United Home Loans. The couple tied the knot in 2012.
Emily Spain Kids / Children
Spain together with her husband welcomed their first child, Catie, while living in Durham in 2016. The couple also welcomed their second-born baby boy. In her leisure hours, Spain finds great joy in the company of her husband, daughter, son, and their beloved border collie, Duke. Her interests encompass a deep love for music, an enthusiastic support for Mizzou football, and a strong affinity for the great outdoors. Additionally, Spain passionately raises awareness about congenital heart disease, a cause that holds special significance for her due to her daughter being born in 2016 with multiple complex heart defects.
Emily Spain Family / Relatives
Spain hails from Columbia, Missouri, and her parents are Jim Spain and Vickie Spain. Her mother is a Columbia College graduate and serves as the owner and CEO of Castaway Yarns. Her father, on the other hand, was a former professor at the University of Missouri. Spain also has a sister named Melissa.
Emily Spain Education
Spain attended the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2008. Additionally, she graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism in Broadcast Radio Emphasis and a Minor in Atmospheric Sciences in 2012.
Emily Spain Career
Spain is an Anchor working for KOMU 8 in Columbia, Missouri. She returned to the station in 2017, and you might have initially become acquainted with her during her tenure as a morning anchor for KOMU 8 from 2012 to 2014. Before her return to mid-Missouri, she devoted three years to North Carolina, working as a multimedia journalist for WFMY News 2 and as a videographer for Duke Health. It was her inherent curiosity that led her into the world of television news, and that same curiosity continues to drive her in her career.
Spain is deeply passionate about uncovering the truth, holding those in power accountable, and ensuring that all perspectives find a voice in the stories she covers. Moreover, she takes pride in her role as an advocate for our viewers. To bring positivity to our news broadcasts, she initiated the EmVP series, dedicated to recognizing the most valuable individuals in our community. Additionally, Spain takes great joy in highlighting the positive events happening in our midst here in mid-Missouri, and you’re encouraged to submit your ideas for an EmVP segment.
Her reports have garnered acclaim, including NATAS Mid-America Emmy awards, a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, and recognition from the Missouri Broadcasters Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Kansas City Press Club. Furthermore, she meticulously handles every aspect of her craft, from shooting and writing to editing all of her stories. Some of her most memorable stories include comprehensive coverage of the South Carolina floods, a touching tale of a young boy determined to spend his allowance on Christmas gifts for other children, and the astonishing discovery of human remains in a Columbia landfill that led to the resolution of a 13-year-old homicide investigation.
Emily KOMU 8
Spain works with KOMU 8 where she serves alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- EVIE ALLEN
- BEN ARNET
- TAYLOR FREEMAN
- JORDAN BERGER
- SARA MOYERS
- MATT BECKWITH
- KESLEY KOBIELUSZ
- BETH FINELLO
- BENJAMIN KOTTHOFF
- PATRICK HERION
Emily Spain Salary
Spain receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
Emily Spain Net Worth
Through Spain’s career as an Anchor, she has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1 Million and $ 5 Million.
Emily Spain Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Spain is active on her social media accounts. She has about 4.6k followers on her Facebook Page, about 3.5k followers on her Twitter account, and around 953 followers on her Instagram account.