Emily Goodell

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Emily Goodell joined the KAPP/KVEW team in February 2019.

Emily was born in raised in Yakima, where she currently works as our Yakima Bureau Chief. She’s worked in nearly every journalism medium, but above all else, her passion is investigative reporting.
At the Yakima Herald-Republic, Emily worked as a breaking news, city government and crime and courts reporter. She’s served as a city government and education reporter at the Ellensburg Daily Record, a freelance journalist for Yakima Valley Publishing and as Northwest Public Broadcasting’s Yakima Correspondent.
Emily completed a news reporting internship with Spokane Public Radio and an arts and culture reporting internship with The Inlander, an alternative urban weekly in Spokane, Wash.
She also covered censorship and freedom of the press issues facing student media across the nation at the Student Press Law Center in Washington, D.C.
Emily graduated from Whitworth University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Mass Communication.
In college, Emily worked with her colleagues and researchers at Florida International University on a collaborative project looking at the experiences of women working as professionals in the communication field.
Throughout her high school and college career, Emily competed in speech and debate tournaments at the regional, state and national level.
Emily is an avid traveler. Within the U.S., she’s visited 16 states and the District of Columbia. Outside the country, she’s also been to Canada, the United Kingdom and South Africa. While in Durban, South Africa, Emily was more than 10,000 miles away from her hometown — about as far as you can get.


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Yakima Humane Society to host live telethon fundraiser Friday night

Astria Health receives judge's approval to sell former Yakima hospital

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CWU students account for half of Kittitas County's current COVID-19 cases, officials say

Yakima Valley breweries to host 'Fresh Hop Pick-Up Party' this week

Search continues for Yakima teen missing for over a month, deputies say

Attorneys offer free, bilingual legal clinic for Yakima Valley during Pro Bono Week

Harman Center reopens next week with 'Forever Fitness,' belly dancing classes

Deadlines coming up for Sunnyside, Union Gap small business grant applications

Masked man robbed frozen yogurt shop Wednesday night in Terrace Heights, deputies say

Free masks available Friday afternoon at Wheatland Bank in Yakima

Several buildings 'struck by gunfire' in Sunnyside shooting

Yakima police searching for bike theft suspect

Yakima woman found alive after 24 hours missing in the woods northwest of Naches

Yard sale profits will pay the bills at Madd Hatters Haunt in Union Gap

Artwork from annual 'Chalk Art Fest' displayed in the windows of Downtown Yakima businesses

Pipe breaks, sending 'river' down Water Street in Ellensburg

Suspected gang-related stabbing at Union Gap corn maze leaves two injured, police say

Astria Health plans to sell former Yakima hospital to investment company for $20 million

Expect longer wait times, fewer locations for drive-thru COVID-19 testing, Yakima Health District officials say

#EmilyShuffleChallenge at Yakima Speedway raises $800 for YWCA

Madd Hatters Haunt plans yard sale to recoup income lost during pandemic

Yakima-area clinics offer low-cost screenings for breast and cervical health

Operation Harvest brings 72,000 pounds of food to Yakima-area food banks

Teen suspect in fatal shooting of 14-year-old in Yakima charged as an adult

Yakima Speedway racers to do #EmilyShuffleChallenge to benefit domestic violence victims

Family farm opening pumpkin patch, corn maze this weekend in Naches

Community trying to raise $400,000 to improve Miller Park in Yakima

Yakima Valley library patrons can now borrow a Discover Pass for free

Yakima's annual 'Chalk Art Fest' moves to take-home art projects instead of in-person gathering

Union Gap Corn Maze opens next weekend with new COVID-19 protocols

Kids can rent sports equipment for free at Kiwanis, Kissel parks in Yakima

Fair Food Fest attendees donate more than 4,400 pounds of food to local food banks

Pumpkin patches, corn mazes can open in Yakima County, health officials say

New grants available for small businesses in Yakima, Toppenish

At YSD mobile clinic, students can get $5 childhood immunizations

Yakima clinics add services to address mental health concerns brought on by COVID-19 pandemic

Food vendors struggle as fairs shut down due to COVID-19 restrictions

Yakima park gets new playground after five-month delay due to COVID-19