Emilie Arroyo is a Miami, Florida native and University of Central Florida graduate with a Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism. She joined the WKYT news team in January 2017 after working for the ABC and Fox affiliates in Columbus, Georgia.
During her time in the Peach State, Emilie covered historic gender integration in the military, such as the first female graduates of the Army's grueling Ranger School. Emilie also worked extensively with Fort Benning to bring the public information on all direct-action-combat related positions opening to women, along with downsizing that took big hits on military communities across the country.
While feel-good stories are her passion, Emilie has been on the scene of many tragedies; telling stories of survival and loss with compassion and care. This includes the 2016 shooting deaths of two young police officers who were responding to a domestic disturbance call.
Emilie also served as an emergency, traveling reporter during multiple natural disasters. She was on the streets for live search and rescue efforts during the "1,000 Year Flood" in Columbia South Carolina in 2015. She also reported through strong winds and rain in Savannah, Georgia during Hurricane Matthew in 2016; bringing crucial information on preparations, conditions, closures, and evacuations.
When not working, you can find Emilie hanging out with her two dogs and husband. When it's warm out, you can usually catch them all on a hike or enjoying the outdoors. To say hi, or send a story idea, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through twitter @EmilieArroyo