Emily Proud

Emily Proud

Date of Joining WATE: May 2016

Birthplace/Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee


  •     Belmont University

Previous Media Experience:
This is my first job, although I have interned at WATE 6 On Your Side, WVLT and WKRN in Nashville.

Outside Interests/Hobbies:

I was a soccer player in college so I love to play soccer any chance I get. I also enjoy spending time with family and volunteering at an adult day care center with my Grammie.

What You Enjoy About Local News:

There’s nothing like a kid asking you what time the story will air so their grandparents or parents can watch. I just love telling stories about people whose stories don’t always get told. Any chance to make someone feel heard and special is why I do what I do.

Media Awards and Honors:

  •     Best Online Sports Show, Associated Press
  •     First place, Buin Blitz
  •     Best Feature Writer in the Southeast at the Southeast Journalism Conference