Emily Fox

WKAR PRODUCER AND HOST OF MORNING EDITION

Emily Fox is producer and host of Morning Edition, airing 5am-9am weekdays on 90.5 FM WKAR. She also reports and produces features and digital media.

Emily joined WKAR in July 2018.

Emily comes to WKAR from KUOW in Seattle, where she hosted Morning Edition.

A Michigan native, Emily Fox holds a bachelor's degree in music and a master's degree in telecommunication information studies and media, both from Michigan State University.

On this week's show: Michigan's Governors Race; Lawsuit alleging a 1992 sexual assault by Larry Nassar and cover-up; Political climate affecting international students at MSU; The Great American Read; "talking" sidewalks in Lansing; Archived interview with Dr. Lena Wen; the history of apples in America.


George Perles
George Perles, seen in a photo from 1985

Thursday is the day we give into the big political news of the week, and this week revealed yet another development in the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. A lawsuit was filed on Monday by former field MSU hockey player, Erika Davis. WKAR’s Emily Fox and Scott Pohl discuss the suit.


Burt Reynolds
Alan Light / Wikimedia Commons

Actor and producer Burt Reynolds died Thursday at the age of 82. He was probably best known for his signature mustache and his roles in the films, Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandits, The Cannonball Run.

He was not well known for his time spent in Michigan. That fact was hidden for quite some time.


Lee Chatfield
gophouse.org

What happens when a state lawmaker brings a gun to an airport?

That question is playing out for a Republican in Northern Michigan.

State Representative Lee Chatfield had an unregistered loaded gun in his luggage when he went to board a flight at a tiny airport in Pellston in July.


Morgan McCaul speaks to MSU Trustees photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University has named a search committee to find a new president.

The school has been under fire since hundreds of women said they were sexually assaulted by former MSU sports doctor, Larry Nassar.