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.


Yakima County sees surge in COVID outbreaks at nursing homes, assisted living facilities

Yakima drive-thru COVID testing site reopens

Yakima man accused of breaking no-contact order to kidnap infant

Yakima hospital reports 95% of staff in compliance with vaccine mandate

Selah Fire Dept. to lose 35% of its firefighters due to vaccine mandate

Fewer personnel will be able to respond to emergency medical calls, chief says

Man who shot his ex outside of Toppenish casino had long history of domestic assault

The suspect, who was known to Yakima County authorities, was killed by deputies after a violent altercation in Idaho.

Yakima drive-by shooting sends 29-year-old to Harborview Medical Center

YWCA Yakima hotline calls increased 30% during the pandemic

'We help anyone in the community who needs help — and there is no cost to that'

Yakima Co. labor market recovering from pandemic job losses

'The dark days of 2020 are behind us'

Yakima food banks stocking up for winter

Operation Harvest collects 90,000 pounds of nonperishable food items

Moxee kids want to expand family's berry farm

'For most of my life, I have loved picking berries'

Yakima hospital system still 'fragile' despite decrease in COVID-19 patients

Yakima nonprofit breaks ground on new affordable housing development

Homicide investigation underway after human remains found in Kittitas County

Deputies investigating the possibility it may be a Kent man missing since May 2020

Yakima mobile vaccination clinics offer Pfizer booster shot

Health officials plan to bring back drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at State Fair Park

Yakima hospital directs COVID patients with mild symptoms to outpatient clinic

Lawsuit: Yakima tree fruit business ignored 'egregious' sexual harassment against farmworker

Warning: This article includes descriptions of sexual harassment and stalking

Yakima hospital now offers monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19

Treatment helps reduce risk of severe illness in recently diagnosed patients at high risk for complications

Help us fight hunger on Food Drive Day at Central WA State Fair

Red Cross facing 'critical' blood shortage while patient need remains high

Fresh Hop Ale Festival requires negative COVID test or vaccination card

Ticket sales up after announcement, but volunteers dropping out

Central Washington State Fair opens Friday under mask mandate

Bat-killing fungus spreads to Yakima County

High demand for COVID testing in Yakima County

More kids test positive for COVID-19 in Yakima County

UPDATE: No charges yet for Selah woman who shot, killed boyfriend

Yakima County Prosecutor elects to launch further investigation before determining charges.

Japanese beetle infestation threatens Yakima Valley growers

Staff shortage worsens at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

'It can definitely just ruin you': Yakima COVID patient regrets putting off vaccination

'I was healthy; I never expected it to get me the way it did'

Central Washington State Fair works to address COVID-19 concerns prior to opening Sept. 24

'We're 100% confident that the fair will be happening'

Yakima teens injured in gang-related shootout

Police say at least 25 shots fired during altercation

Yakima County nonprofit helps tenants facing illegal 'lockouts'

Legal help, rental assistance available for tenants and landlords

Yakima hospital concerned about COVID-19 testing capacity

Firefighters focus on protecting homes from the Schneider Springs Fire

Yakima hospital may have to 'ration health care' amid COVID patient surge

'This is kind of a slow, simmering mass casualty event'

Yakima police search for missing youth

'They're not safe when they're out running around on the streets'

Yakima police arrest 20-year-old suspect in fatal stabbing

'In my world, it seems like everybody's dying': Yakima ICU nurse shares experience caring for COVID patients

'It's been taxing and trying and sometimes it just kind of feels like it sucks the soul right out of you'

Yakima hospital warns of 'extremely dangerous' surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital officials say 222 out of 226 hospital beds are full

Fire officials need help to prevent wildfires over Labor Day weekend

'We are hopeful that we won't have the sort of the significant tragedies we had last year'