Emily Mertz began her career with Global Edmonton right out of university.
She has a BA (Hons) in English from the University of Alberta, where she studied English and non-fiction writing, and also wrote for the school newspaper, The Gateway.
After graduation, she was hired as a writer for Global News in Edmonton. Since then, she has worked as an assignment editor and producer before moving into her current position as an Online Reporter/Producer.
Before coming to Edmonton for school, Emily lived in Ontario. She grew up watching the Blue Jays and is still a huge fan.
She also enjoys travelling (especially to New Zealand!), running in the River Valley, and trying to make her friends laugh.
ATB Financial is unveiling new technology that will make banking as simple as sending a text to a friend. Continue reading →
Most outdoor ice rinks in Edmonton had to close because of the recent warm weather, but a couple of communities are determined to keep the skating season alive. Continue reading →
A judge says extreme driving stunts such as the one that led to the death of an Edmonton university student should be banned. Continue reading →
The outgoing chair of the Edmonton Public School Board (EPSB) wants Alberta to eliminate the designation of education property taxes. Continue reading →
Several employees who witnessed a deadly stabbing spree at a west Edmonton warehouse three years ago testified in court Wednesday. Continue reading →
A woman was found dead in a vehicle Monday afternoon on a rural property in the far northeast corner of Edmonton. Continue reading →
An Edmonton woman has launched a petition asking the province to change the Alberta Human Rights Act to prevent discrimination against size. Continue reading →
Mounties say several people with the same name as a man in northern Alberta accused of beating two chained-up dogs are getting online threats. Continue reading →
Red Deer RCMP have released a photo, hoping to identify a man who was caught on camera writing a hate message in the snow outside the Red Deer Islamic Center on Sunday. Continue reading →
It was a milestone years in the making. On Sunday, LRT trains on Edmonton’s Metro Line were operating at full speed for the first time. Continue reading →
Several people were rushed to hospital after a three-vehicle collision on Highway 16 west of Hinton, Alta. Sunday morning. Continue reading →
New statistics indicate Alberta has seen a two per cent increase in family violence since 2014 and ranks third highest out of all Canadian provinces when it comes to rates of intimate partner violence. Continue reading →
Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society is working with the Red Cross to help those affected by a massive apartment fire Thursday. Continue reading →
As U.S. President Donald Trump works on a new executive order to replace his controversial directive suspending travel to the United States by citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries, Alberta’s premier is stressing her government’s position. Continue reading →
On Saturday, Garth Brooks teamed up with former Edmonton Oiler Ryan Smyth to put on a ProCamp for 60 kids from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Edmonton and Big Brothers Big Sisters Edmonton. Continue reading →