Joplin native Emma Claybrook has been named weekend morning anchor for KHBS/KHOG in Fort Smith-Fayetteville, known as 40/29 News.
Claybrook had been a reporter and multimedia journalist at the ABC affiliate since 2019.
“Emma’s energy and personality will be a great addition to the anchor desk,” 40/29 News Director Colleen Clement said in a news release. Her “willingness to go the extra mile stands out, and I’m confident she’ll bring that same commitment to ‘Sunrise’ whether she’s behind the anchor desk or reporting from the field.”
Raised in Joplin, Claybrook graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 2019 with a degree in TV reporting and anchoring. While in college, she was a reporter and anchor at KOMU 8 News, Columbia’s NBC affiliate.
She also worked as a reporter at New Europe, a political newspaper in Brussels, Belgium, where she learned about the European Union and its political system. She began her weekend morning anchoring on 40/29 News Sunrise earlier this month.