Emily Haavik is a Digital Producer at KARE 11 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
She began her career at WDIO-TV in Duluth, where she worked as an Emmy-nominated newscast producer from 2013 to 2015. She then made the jump to public radio, working as a researcher for APM Reports out of Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul. While at APM Reports, she worked on the Peabody-winning podcast "In the Dark," helped to produce two documentaries on juvenile sex trafficking, and was instrumental in the reporting that led to the closure of Mesabi Academy, a juvenile corrections facility on Minnesota's Iron Range.
With a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota Duluth, her honors include a 2018 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award with KARE 11 and a 2016 George Foster Peabody award with APM Reports.
Emily has also had short stints in the advertising and nonprofit sectors, and worked on the podcasts "The Really Big Questions" and "BURN: An Energy Journal." Outside of work she writes and performs with her band, Emily Haavik & the 35s. She joined KARE 11 in March of 2017 and has brought her investigative background, social media savvy and passion for arts and music to the role ever since.