The Charlotte Symphony is helping to get the Rising crew in the holiday spirit! Assistant Concert Master, Kari Giles, joins Lauren, Kim, Emma, and Nicole for a sprightful sing along!
Emma Mondo joins WCCB News Rising as the lead traffic reporter every weekday morning from 5-9am. She is also the booker producer for Rising and helps report for social media.
She grew up moving all across the country with her military family, but moved to Charlotte when she was in the 4th grade. She knew from an early age she wanted to pursue journalism, being a part of school news teams all throughout grade school and college.
She attended The University of South Carolina and has a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism as well as a minor in Sport and Entertainment Management. In college, she was a proud member of Zeta Tau Alpha – Beta Omicron.
Emma previously interned with Seacrest Studios for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. In college, she was a technical crew member for the Journalism school at U of SC and was an active member for Student Gamecock Television where she was able to produce her own newscast every week. That began her side-line career covering plenty of Gamecock sports.
After graduating in May of 2020, Emma started work as a broadcast hub operator for Tegna Media in Charlotte, followed by being a reporter for CN2 News in Rock Hill, where she was able to cover breaking news and sports.
In her spare time, Emma loves to explore the Queen City with her friends and loved ones, and also spend time with her kitty, Jasper. You can always find her at the gym, trying new restaurants, or watching a classic Disney movie!