Emily Turner anchors the Sunday evening newscasts on Action News Jax and is an investigative reporter.
She comes back to her hometown of Jacksonville and started with the station in July of 2021. She is a two-time Emmy Award winning journalist with more than 14 years of experience in newsrooms across the country. She was on the ground during the Gulf oil spill, covered the Trayvon Martin and Casey Anthony cases and won her two Emmys covering wildfires in California.
After interning at First Coast News, she got her start as a reporter in Mobile, Alabama then moved to Orlando and back to Jax with Channel 4. She moved to the anchor desk full time in Tucson, Arizona before a brief stint hosting and sideline reporting on NBC Sports Network. She got back into news in San Francisco, where she spent seven years working for CBS on the anchor desk, in the field and doing the weather. With her move back, she is now completing the trifecta of Jacksonville newsrooms.
Emily is as busy outside of the newsroom as she is in it. She teaches English as a second language, plays golf, and regularly enrolls in community classes to pick up a new skill. She and her husband and their little boy live on the Southside with a grouchy pug and a golden retriever they both rescued. Emily loves a good story and a good laugh. If you have either, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the city ramps up with the return to curbside recycling, Action News Jax found one of its haulers has been erroneously closing out complaints about missed pickups. The city confirms Advanced Disposal, now owned by Waste Management, owes the city for all of those.
While many are excited about the return to recycling, there are plenty who aren’t. They say it’s not because they don’t want or appreciate the service, but because they worry bringing it back will make their problems worse: more missed pickups.
One hundred miles upriver from the mouth of the St. Johns River is a piece of infrastructure that many don’t know about. It’s the Rodman Dam and is the center of a debate about environmental health, the community’s safety, and its economic impact.
Action News Jax was the first to tell you about the fast-paced problems plaguing our roadways: illegal street racing, shutdowns, and sideshows. Now we’re learning about a possible safe solution is in the works in Callahan.
Haulers call this time of year ‘March Madness.’ For many that rem conjures three-pointers and rebounds, but for Bill Brinkley, the General Manager of Republic Services, it means a very busy season. “That’s when the azaleas start blooming,” he says, “and folks start working in their yards and tree limbs and bushes and clippings get put out on the curb, and yard waste collection skyrockets.”