Emily Younger

Story and photo by Anna Reed, NewsNetNebraska

A love of athletics led Emily Younger, of Hays, Kan., to broadcast journalism. She was a four sport athlete in high school and still runs 3 – 10 miles when she is able. But her focus is now more on news reporting rather than sports.

“I just realized there is more to me than sports now,” she said.

It started with her internship this past summer at the ABC affiliate in Kansas City. She worked on stories of a historic drought in Western Kansas which led her to realize the importance of using personal stories to represent an issue.

“I want to show stories that are real”, Younger said. “After college, I want to report, travel and tell people’s stories.”

In order to achieve her goal of eventually anchoring for a top 20 market, Younger says she will work hard and work her way up the ladder. She is already running toward her dreams.