At Tegna’s WKYC in Cleveland, they are thrilled….ABSOLUTELY THRILLED…to welcome Emily Mayfield to the “news” team as a “special correspondent.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Emily to the 3News family,” said noticeably verklempt gm Micki Byrnes.

Director of Content Adam Miller helpfully added “From identifying innovative trends in the health and wellness space to showcasing the hottest, most interesting spots in Northeast Ohio, Emily’s reports will give viewers a front row seat to Cleveland through the lens of various experts in their fields.”

Her “special” reports, will be fueled by what we are told is her passion for Northeast Ohio, genuine curiosity and her gift of connecting with people in the community.

Her qualifications include being a Patient Coordinator for a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon while dispensing health and beauty tips to what we are told is a large and loyal Instagram following.

So here we are at the intersection of journalist and influencer.

How’s the view?

She will be displaying her passion on the audience-sparse “Lunch Break with Jay Crawford” and on the 7 PM “Front Row.”

At least Tegna’s not calling them newscasts anymore.

We’re told her reports will be running through the holiday season, aka, just about the time the Browns wrap up their NFL season without a playoff appearance.

Did we mention her husband is Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Baker Mayfield?

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