Emileigh Forrester joined WHNT News 19 in April 2022. She co-anchors the 6, 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts with Greg Screws.
She came to North Alabama after more than five years at WALB in Albany, GA, where she was a morning anchor, investigative reporter, breaking news desk anchor and weekend anchor. Before that, she spent a year anchoring the morning newscast at KALB in Alexandria, LA.
Emileigh is no stranger to Alabama. She graduated from the University of Alabama and also has family from the area. She is among many News 19 team members and alumni who worked at WVUA during their time in Tuscaloosa as well.
While she was at WALB, Emileigh was awarded “Best Local TV Personality” in 2021 by the local newspaper and she was awarded the GABBY Merit Award in 2018 for Best Feature Story.
Although she has spent some years in Alabama, she was born and raised in Fayetteville, GA, just south of Atlanta. She also has military ties as her father served in the Army and her brother served in Afghanistan.
Emileigh is thrilled to learn more about the Rocket City and what makes it so unique. She looks forward to experiencing all the city has to offer from the scenic hikes, concerts and of course, the community.