Former Atlanta Reporter to Join NBC News

By Kevin Eck 

Former WAGA reporter Emilie Ikeda is joining NBC News as a correspondent.

The move was announced by David Verdi, executive vp of global newsgathering.

Ikeda announced her departure from Fox-owned WAGA in Atlanta in March. She had worked there since 2019. Before that, she was a part of Fox’s Multimedia Reporters Training Program, where she wrote, shot, conducted interviews and edited packages for Fox News Channel and Fox affiliates nationwide.


She started her career as a multi-media journalist and junior reporter for WTXF in Philadelphia before joining WDVM in Maryland as a multi-media journalist, anchor and producer.

She’ll report across NBC News and MSNBC platforms starting Monday.