Emerson Lehmann joined WSAW/WZAW in June of 2019 as an anchor, reporter and producer for NewsChannel 7 Weekend. In November of 2020, Emerson was promoted to co-anchor of the Sunrise 7 morning show. Born and raised in Kewaskum, he is happy to be sharing stories in his home state of Wisconsin.
During his time at NewsChannel 7, Emerson has covered a wide range of stories.
He’s reported extensively on the dairy farming crisis the state has experienced in recent years, interviewing many area farmers about the challenges the industry is facing. He has covered several Black Lives Matter protests throughout central Wisconsin and was the lone reporter on the 38th Never Forgotten Honor Flight Mission to Washington, D.C., filing a series of reports featuring the veterans on the flight that served during the Vietnam and Korean wars.
Emerson has interviewed Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers in response to the state’s controversial ‘Safer at Home Order’ amid the COVID-19 pandemic and has covered two Presidential visits to Wisconsin.
In the community, Emerson has worked closely with The Neighbors’ Place, Marathon County’s largest food bank. He was the host of WSAW and Gray Television’s ‘Singing for their Supper’ campaign. The 10-day event raised $104,714 to help The Neighbors’ Place feed those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Very passionate about motorsports, Emerson grew up racing snowmobiles, go-karts and Legend cars right here in Wisconsin. He’s an avid IndyCar fan.
Emerson loves spending time with his family and friends, and also enjoys playing tennis, Pickleball, golf and watching baseball. He is a big fan of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Emerson attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he earned a dual-degree in Telecommunications - News and Journalism. He minored in Creative Writing.
If you see Emerson out and about, make sure to say “Hey!” You can also reach him on his Facebook page - Emerson Lehmann WSAW or on Twitter @ELehmannTV.