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.
Weight of Living was inspired by Humans of New York and aims to show a side of “fat” that’s not normally portrayed. Continue reading →
More than two dozen vehicles had their tires slashed, mirrors broken or were keyed over the weekend in southeast Edmonton. Continue reading →
Young artists will be downtown for about one month, working on a unique mural project near the new arena’s community rink. Continue reading →
Charges were stayed Thursday against a Beaumont, Alta. teenager who was arrested on serious terror-related charges last year. Continue reading →
While many were shocked by the initial act, there has been a up-swell of support for the Sikh community and positive response in its wake. Continue reading →
A 13-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday just after she stepped onto a crosswalk, RCMP said. Continue reading →
RCMP said the man wanted in connection with a shooting in a Grande Prairie shopping mall that sent three people to hospital was arrested Wednesday. Continue reading →
Mounties are investigating a complaint that bottles were thrown at a school bus with students inside in the Wetaskiwin High School parking lot. Continue reading →
Conal MacMillan was at Tuesday’s massive Blue Jays 10-2 win in Seattle and he certainly wasn’t the only Canadian in attendance. For all three games of the series, Blue Jays fans seemed to outnumber Mariners fans. Continue reading →
Oilers Entertainment Group said it’s assessing the number of change stations in Rogers Place bathrooms after a photo was taken and shared of a mother changing her baby on the floor. Continue reading →
Just one day after at least a dozen disturbing posters were spotted on the University of Alberta campus, political and cultural leaders along with Canadians in general are rallying behind the Sikh community. Continue reading →
Dozens of dogs and puppies were rescued from communities outside Peace River, Alta. over the weekend by the Edmonton Humane Society and the Pet Food Bank of Parkland County. Continue reading →
Police said the death of an elderly man whose body was found in a home near 137 Avenue and 65 Street Friday morning was not criminal in nature. Continue reading →
Two constables with the Edmonton Police Service were given the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Captain “Gus” Crawford Memorial Aircrew of the Year Award for 2016. Continue reading →
Staff, students and politicians are speaking out against racism and xenophobia after a series of disturbing posters were spotted on the University of Alberta campus. WARNING: Disturbing language. Continue reading →