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 Fire Department to buy 2 new fire trucks

Trucks will help replace aging fire apparatus

Injured shooting victim in Yakima shot responding officer, investigators say

Injured officer released from hospital, suspect in critical condition at Harborview

Yakima County COVID-19 hospitalizations still high

YHD: About 96% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated

Toppenish park shootout strikes house, police searching for suspect car

No arrests, motive yet in drive-by shooting

Yakima City Council member granted emergency protection order against fellow council member

'The enabler of abuse is silence — I will not be silenced'

Yakima company offers $25 gift cards for an hour of weeding

Hogback Development Company begins second year of 'Get Yakima Out of the Weeds' project

Smart911 app helps Yakima first responders move faster

Public safety dispatchers say app saves time in an emergency, when seconds count

Yakima County sees increased COVID-19 hospitalizations

Most hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Yakima County are unvaccinated

Yakima Health District: Prepare now for wildfire smoke this fall

Emergency kits can help families during wildfire evacuations

Survey to determine 10-year plan for Yakima park improvements

Yakima Parks and Recreation offering free pool, golf passes to people who complete the survey

Don't fly drones over the Burbank Fire in Yakima County

Temporary Flight Restriction in place due to wildfire in the Burbank Creek area

Yakima shooting victim home from hospital

Community helped remodel home for wheelchair accessibility

Yakima City Council approves new police tech, crime analysts

Police chief says additional resources will help solve crime and allocate resources efficiently

Yakima parks host free concerts, outdoor movies

Events planned for Fridays, Sundays through August

Yakima homeless shelter tackles heat wave

Camp Home in need of supplies for hot weather

Yakima Valley mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics continue

No appointments, documentation required for vaccination

Yakima murder suspect arrested at Richland park

This is the second arrest in a gang-related, mistaken identity shooting June 10

Yakima County sees five drownings in a month

First responders urge community members to be safe during heat wave

Yakima County vaccine efforts continue during heat wave

Yakima cooling stations offer relief in hot weather

Hot cars dangerous to kids, pets in record-high temperatures

No charges filed in fatal home invasion in Yakima

Police say homeowner shot intruder found in daughter's bedroom

Yakima police release 'murder map' dating back to 2010

113 murders in Yakima from 2010 to 2021

Yakima firefighters train for water rescues

First responders offer summer water safety tips

Yakima County offers rental assistance for tenants, landlords

$28 million in state funds available for county residents struggling to pay back rent

Yakima man struggling with loss after wife fatally struck by car

'I want her to wake up and be with me and I can never go back'

Selah licorice fundraiser helps domestic violence victims

Emily Harris Memorial Foundation will donate proceeds to YWCA Yakima, Perry Technical Institute

Yakima City Council considers pump track at Randall Park

Public meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the park

Yakima police to get 57 new patrol cars

Yakima City Council votes to use $4.6 million in American Rescue Plan funds to purchase police vehicles

Selah Sip & Stroll event planned for Saturday

Art Walk features six local artists

Yakima police investigate armed robbery at Tieton Food Mart

Yakima police use community book club to explain youth gang violence initiative

Book club to read 'Don't Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America' by David M. Kennedy

25-year-old man injured in Yakima gang-related shooting

Second shooting happened just hours after 17-year-old shot at intersection

Fire destroys Brownstown Tavern, FBI investigating

Tavern owner testified days earlier in federal murder trial

Volunteers needed to build new playground at Yakima Greenway

$400,000 project will replace historic wooden McGuire Community Playground

Yakima Pride donates new Pride flag to CWU students after theirs was stolen, burned

New Pride flag delivered at healing chalk art event Friday

Yakima gunshot victim calls for compassion toward shooter, warns against racial bias

Family speaks out about white privilege, racial bias and gun violence

25-year-old man injured in Yakima gang-related shooting

Yakima neighbors raise more than $98,000 for shooting victim

35-year-old man paralyzed after drive-by shooting