About Emily

Emily is a reporter for MLive, where she covers the state capitol. Her work appears online and in eight daily newspapers, including the Grand Rapids Press, Flint Journal and Ann Arbor News.

In addition to daily stories about legislative machinations, Emily is consistently working on in-depth journalism that holds public officials and their policies accountable. She has uncovered staffing practices in the legislature that benefit bosses politically, traced the effects of a hard-line welfare policy and shown a pattern of questionable staffing decisions using public money.

Prior to working for MLive, Emily covered the administration and Senate for Capitol insider political newsletter MIRS News.

She graduated from Michigan State University in 2011 with majors in journalism and public policy. She has been selected for several scholarships and awards, including as a participant in a 2013 program put on by the German American Fulbright Commission.

Emily lives in Lansing with her husband and cats. After work she enjoys biking, reading presidential biographies and cooking.