Emily Manley

Emily Manley is the chief at Nexstar’s Missouri State Capitol Bureau in Jefferson City. She was most recently the News Director/Instructor for Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois. She reported and filled-in as anchor for WSIL-TV in Carterville, Illinois, and she was an Assignment Desk Editor/Producer for KMOV-TV (CBS) in St. Louis.

Emily received her bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University, Macomb, and completed her Master of Arts with an emphasis in Public Affairs Reporting at the University of Illinois, Springfield.  She worked as an intern for WICS’s statehouse bureau in Springfield, Illinois. That is where she also covered legislative efforts, committee hearings, and a gubernatorial election during grad school. 

Her achievements include 2017 NATAS Mid-America Student Awards for Best Newscast, Executive Producer/Reporter and Serious News Reporting.

When Emily isn’t reporting, you can find her exploring a local coffee shop, walking her dog, golfing or spending time outside.

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