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.
An Action News Jax investigation revealed how the head of the JTA is one of the highest-paid public officials in the city with big perks while the agency’s ridership dwindles and promises for promptness fall short.