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Emma Crosby

Emma (@emmaccrosby) can be seen presenting our 6.30pm news programme.

Emma Crosby

Emma joined 5 News in February 2011. It’s where she started her career – her first job was answering the phones in the 5 newsroom.

Emma was one of the main hosts of GMTV. She’s used to early mornings – before that she regularly presented Sunrise on Sky News.

Emma was on-air when terrorists attacked Glasgow Airport – her anchoring of the event helped the channel win a BAFTA Award. She’s also presented on the BBC and business channel CNBC.

Her most memorable moment of live TV is broadcasting from inside a lion’s den at breakfast time – with some hungry lionesses just feet away!

Get in touch with Emma on Twitter - @emmaccrosby

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Comments (66)

  • Ms Lydia N livingston

    4 days ago

    Ms Lydia N livingston

    I hear Matt Barbet is returning to 5 news my sincere best wishes to him on his return Happy Easter 5 news you should have full news programmes though on over the Easter period not just updates.

  • Nigel Collins

    24 days ago

    Nigel Collins

    Yesterday one of the big six Energy Companies SSE annount a freeze on bills for 2 years, BUT to do that they have announced that 500 Staff will be made redundant and no more wind turbines will be built for this period, this is despite the fact that SSE IS MAKING a FAT PROFIT and handing FAT PAY RISES and FAT BONUSES to their Senior Managers, WHY hasn't MR CAMERON stepped in and stopped the company making 500 people redundent when they are making enough profit to be able to keep them on, OH SILLY ME!I'M FORGETTING! THEY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PAY SUCH FAT PAY RISES AND BONUSES! because there profits would be down OH DEAR! OH DEAR! OH DEAR! SSE has done exactly what MR ED MILIBAND said he would if he wins power at the next Election, but as he pointed out in Prime Ministers question time yesterday, six months he was being called a con-man by MR CAMERON, further more MR CAMERON also said it would NOT WORK, but now it does, does MR CAMERON know what he is doing.

  • Bruno Drundridge

    1 month ago

    Bruno Drundridge

    So for the first time in it's 17 year history 5 News is now known as its original name adding the word Channel to the title. They might have renamed 5 News to simply Channel 5 News but I don't see any point of me watching this program no more. It to me has just not got an identity no more. Sorry Emma but Channel 4 News has always been my favorite news show and it has around for much longer than Channel 5 News has. The show to me has just not got the energy, just like ITV News period. This is in respect.

  • Nigel Collins

    1 month ago

    Nigel Collins

    I would like to echo my support for the lady who said about the man who killed her son with a punch and was only given FOUR MONTHS prison sentence, that he should face the DEATH PENALTY and the justice system in this country is a joke HERE! HERE! HERE!, when in this country going to get a PRIME MINISTER who has the guts to sent foreign crimminals home regardless of human wrights and give the General Public a vote on the Death Penalty, instead of us paying to keep foreign crimminals or any crimminals in jail, when are we going to get a Prime Minister who does what the General Public wants, instead of doing what he wants and what MP's want to do.The MP's are supposed to represent the general public NOT THEMSELVES and they wont give the public a vote on the death penalty, because they know what the answer would be.

  • Nigel Collins

    1 month ago

    Nigel Collins

    Con-men MR CAMERON and MR OSBOURNE and the Tory Government let it be known yesterday that unemployment has SEEMINGLY fallen yet again and by yet again a staggering amount, down 125,000 Nationally and down 31,000 in the West Midlands, by the time the Election comes the way Unemployment is falling we will all be back in work including myself UM! UM! UM! and every body will be having good pay rises, WELL BLESS MY SOLE! isn't every looking good! I wonder whether this will continue after the Election, EER! EER! EER! I think I'LL have long pause with this! may be until after the Election.

  • Nigel Collins

    2 months ago

    Nigel Collins

    MR CAMERON has finally made a visit to his rich celebraties Tory supporting friends along the THAMES, who have been flood victims and other flooded area's like GLOUSTER and UPTO-UPON-SEVEN and suddenly found money to spend on dredging rivers and other forms of help, IF HE CAN FIND THE MONEY NOW, HOW COME HE WAS UNABLE TO FIND IT BEFORE, some areas are still waiting for help, but as an army officer pointed out and an environment representative pointed out both have only limited resauses, because MR CAMERON has cut The ARMY STAFF, cut The Environment Staff, Cut the Police Staff and Cut The Fire Service.

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  • Nigel Collins

    2 months ago

    Nigel Collins

    Sunday 2/2/14 I made a point of watching The Sunday Politics Show with Elizabeth Glinka, as they discussed whether or not the Economy is picking up as this Government claims it is. After the discusstion finished, it seems that the Government needs to be more open about this matter, as there appeares to be big variation depending on the area you live in as regards growth. If the Economy is growing nationally why for example are most manufacturing and office companies in the West Midlands NOT TAKING PEOPLE ON, there are a few companies taking people on BUT THE MAJORITY ARE NOT, WHY.

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  • Nigel Collins

    3 months ago

    Nigel Collins

    Currently we have a fantasy Government in power, claiming that unemployment went down by 167,000 and 32,000 in the West Midlands announced on 22/1/2014, why wasn't I one of these people MR CAMERON, perhaps you could help find a job MR CAMERON, as I'M now into my fourth year of looking, could you give the general public some proof and evidence MR CAMERON that these figures are realistic, the same as about the Economy seamingly picking up, month after month from 2010 until towards the end of 2013, unemployment was going up and up and up and the economy was going down and down and down, but suddenly towards the end of 2013 things have been picking up on both fronts NOW THAT an ELECTION is approaching, is it STRANGE! and isn't SUSPICIOUS, even car sales are suppose to be at a record high and crime figures are at a 33 year low, as reported on the National News 23/1/2014, MY! MY! the CON-MEN! are doing well, BUT in the next breath, in THE Daily Mail 22/1/2014 there was an article saying that the grime figures CAN NOT be trusted and the figures for waiting times for Hospital Operations CAN NOT be trusted. IF things are picking up why are there more and more people having to go to food banks and why are there more and more people having to choose between heating and food, this should not be happening in this day and age. When is the general public going to get a Prime Minister in power WHO HAS THE GUTS to say to the country THAT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH in CUT BACKS and will not be making any more cuts AS THINGS have gone TOO FAR.

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  • Nigel Collins

    3 months ago

    Nigel Collins

    AT LAST, AT LAST, AT LAST, this country hopefully has a Prime Minister in waiting who is willing to take on The Banks and The Energy Companies, my only concern I have is that if Ed Miliband wins the next Election and he goes ahead with splitting the Banks up, they might take their business abroad, everything else that Ed Miliband said about the Banks in Prime Ministers Question Time I support 100%, stick by your guns ED with this issue and what you said about the Energy Companies WELL DONE ED.

  • Nigel Collins

    3 months ago

    Nigel Collins

    I would like to give my support to the parents who took their children on holiday recently in School Term Time and where find £1000, because Holiday Companies delibrately put there fares up during School Holidays and the Government should make it law where by they have to charge the same as they do in School Term Time, because alot of parents can not afford to take their children on holiday in school holidays, some parents can't even afford a holiday. The Government did speak about doing some thing the holiday prices in school holidays, but did nothing and decided to give schools the power to fine parents which is wrong.

  • Nigel Collins

    3 months ago

    Nigel Collins

    The Government on the 18/12/2013 announced that unemployment had gone down by 90,000 um! um! um! and by 26,000 in the West Midlands um! um! um! Given that the unemployment figures SEAMINGLY keep going down so dramatically (everybody will be back in work soon um! um! um!) isn't it about time the Government gave us a bit more information on this subject ,such as the areas they are supposidley finding work, how they obtain these figures or are they simply replacing those they have condemed as a peace of rubbish and condemed to the skip. Furthermore on either the 27th or 28th of December in the The Daily Mail the Government claimed that 500 disability people per/week are finding work um! um! um! since they reformed benefits system, isn't it about time that the unemployment figures were investigated.

  • Nigel Collins

    5 months ago

    Nigel Collins

    Yesterday we had the Autum Statment from the Chanceller with a big smile on his face, telling us how good the Economy supposed be and how they have supposedly reduced unemployment, if this is the case why are we not seeing the majority of companies in Midlands, The North and East taking people on, good it be because we have a Government in power at Present who are fiddlers, con-men and desperate. There only seems to be one place where the Economy is picking up and unemployment is being reduced on a massive scale and that is London, I have relatives who live in London and they say exactly the same

  • Nigel Collins

    5 months ago

    Nigel Collins

    MR JEREMY HUNT has announced he is going to bring in a monatoring system for all the wards in every hospital to keep a check on the number of nurses and doctors to see whether there is a shortage of staff in any ward, there is just one thing that puzzels me and probably the majority of the general public aswell, how is going to increase the number of nurses and doctors without extra cash and the fact that the NHS is having to make cutbacks even though Ministers say the NHS is protected EER! UM! I feel this is another con-trick by this Government.

  • Nigel Collins

    6 months ago

    Nigel Collins

    May be I'M thick, but I think most people will agree, that reducing Energy tariffs is not going to help the General Public with there bills as regards reducing the cost, neither as announced today 31/10/13 by the Energy Minister, to make it easier for people to change Energy Suppliers, BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALL PUT UP THEIR PRICES, this Government says it can not freeze prices WHY NOT. It is despicable that MR CAMERON and MR CLEGG has called MR MILIBAND a con-man, if anybody is a con-man it is MR CAMERON, The Employment Minister and MR Osbourne for fiddling the Unempoyment Figures and The Economy, people like me who have been LOOKING FOR WORK FOR three YEARS are not counted, because I'M not claiming Job Seekers Allowance, because I have had my quota, how many people are there like me. It is long overdue in this country that at long last hope-fully we have a PRIME MINISTER in waiting who is willing to take on the BANKERS and The Energy Companies, who are already shedding tears over the possible 20 month energy freeze, by threatening to make staff redundant, threatening blackouts, threatening to move their companies abroad, saying they wont be able to make any investments (ARR! WHAT A SHAME!). If needs be ED MILIBAND should bring out a law to force the companies to carry on investing while the Energy freeze is in place and go further by putting a CAP on how much they can put prices up after the freeze, STICK BY YOUR GUNS ED.

  • Shabaz

    7 months ago

    Shabaz

    I don't normally post, but watching 5 News today prompted me to.. Glad you gave those Payday Loan people a hard time!!! I'm glad you asked the questions that you did.

  • Nigel Collins

    7 months ago

    Nigel Collins

    Support for teachers, Untill my sister became a teacher I had very little sympathy with teachers, as I used to think they have all this holiday and what do they do to pass the time of day. But sinse discovering the amount of work they have to do during term time and school holidays, I HAVE EVERY ONCE OF SYMPATHY in what ever they choose to do as regards strike action for a decent living, teachers have to plan each class they do on a daily basis, what they are going to teach and talk to the kids about during lesson, plan what they are going to do for the term, do the school reports, mark each childs work in their class, plan parents evening and in some cases put up with children who couldn't give a dam about teachers or other children. So those parent who do not support teachers going on strick want to think very carefully about what this Government has done to every bodies pensions, living standards and pay freeze, after pay freeze, after pay freeze while allowing the big Energy Companies to rip people off with Energy Price increases to Shareholders FAT PROFITS,FAT PAY RISES and FAT BONUSES.

  • Bart Simpson Jnr

    8 months ago

    Bart Simpson Jnr

    When Channel 5 started in March 1997 and decided to call their news program 5 News. I did not seem to enjoy it that much. When is there a single time that Kirsty Young, Charlie Stayt, Matt Barbet or Emma herself mention the full title "Channel 5 News"? when conducting an interview or opening the show. And sadly one disappointment I have to add. C5 News ever since 2010 have become "a softie news program, and not one that is like it's original predecessor. This show used to produce hard hitting stories, just like Channel 4. And there are also a few other things this program also did during the years the 5 Facts, that was so interesting. I'm sad they dropped it after Channel 5 News was swapped to Sky. This program is guilty of another thing. Is Channel 5 News stupid, dumb or naive to be broadcasting a man wielding a knife in that story they did in May? Channel 4 and ITV went and did it, why couldnt Channel 5 follow Sky and not broadcast that horrible footage. Children may already have nightmares and I blame not only this news show, but Channel 4 and ITV for not thinking twice before showing something vile and revolting. Ofcom should have punished all three of these programs for what they done. Now that is why people don't always watch the news I'll never watch this program again. What good is 5 News if all they do is cover pathetic celeb stories as well as the Big Brother and X Factor garbage they do.

  • Bart Simpsons Jnr

    9 months ago

    Bart Simpsons Jnr

    Has this program returned from the heavens?. Emma Crosby has revived Channel Five News again.

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  • Nigel Collins

    10 months ago

    Nigel Collins

    Page three girls should be able to individually choose with the Editor if they want to appear on page three of The Sun. What politicians should be doing is clamping down on rapists, men who stork women, men who are violent to women and some of the programmes on television before the watershed, instead of complaining about page three girls. (you dont have to buy the paper or you can turn the television programme off if you do not like that sort of thing).

  • Simon

    10 months ago

    Simon

    I like Emma Crosby a beautiful lady, with a million dollar smile, cheeky Winks and great figure, only thing is i think 5 News need a proper desk, i always feel sorry for her, having to stand for the vast majority of the news cast. and those legs OMG!

  • Simon

    10 months ago

    Simon

    I like Emma Crosby a beautiful lady, with a million dollar smile, cheeky Winks and great figure, only thing is i think 5 News need a proper desk, i always feel sorry for her, having to stand for the vast majority of the news cast. and those legs OMG!

  • Nigel Collins

    10 months ago

    Nigel Collins

    I would like to air my views about the cut backs in our Hospitals, particuarly the A&E Departments, which appears to be getting worse. MR CAMERON said that the NHS would be protected from any cuts, yet hospitals are having to make savings, which seem to steeper depending on the area, my local hospital in Redditch Worcestershire faces the threat of loosing the A&E dept, having to make £50million in cut backs this year, if it closes then people living in WYTHALL / HOLLYWOOD area of Birmingham who use Redditch face an hours journey to the nearest Hospital, I have Asthma / Eczema one year I was in and out of hospital 7 times, a few weeks ago a neighbour had a heart attack and was saved because we still have our local A&E, it seems that POLITICIANS would rather you were dead, does MR CAMERON have is own NHS service, if MR CAMERON can find the money for Thatchers funeral, WHY IS IT HE CAN NOT FIND THE MONEY to keep our A&E DEPT OPEN, when are we going to have a Prime Minister in this country who scales down the Pen Pushers and the abundance of Managers who run Hospitals, who are just interested in making a profit, abolish targets so the nurses and doctors can get on with there job of treating patients and employ more nurses instead of year on year making them redundant.

  • Bart Simpson Junior

    1 year ago

    Bart Simpson Junior

    I dont know who or what came up with this , but I call this sadly the worst news program that I have now come across. Bad channel relaunch, Ugly new identity, Downgraded trashy news program just like their rival counterparts ITV. Emma Crosby is great, but Channel 5 News is already in the incinerator to me Between the two networks, one is NOW known for trashy regional, national/international news programs after it killed 14 regional franchises including three London regional franchise names in October 2002,stripping them of their original names, status and identities for a useless, pathetic and ugly national network identity. The other called themselves "five" instead of remaining to the original name "Channel5" with the iconic rainbow striped bar that we all well and truly loved. If they named Channel 5, Network 5, What difference will it make? Channel 5 should try another relaunch and make the logo, less fat and more like the 1997 one. They don't have to bring back the rainbow bar, but amend the logo slightly at least. Channel Four beats Channel5 and ITV hard.

  • John Todd

    1 year ago

    John Todd

    Emma is by far the best news presenter on TV she has got whatever it is. Apart from being extremely attractive she has poise and diction and is an asset to television.

  • darren miller

    1 year ago

    darren miller

    Leave her alone...she's gorgeous and the best there is xxx

  • Kerry

    1 year ago

    Kerry

    Brilliant interview Emma with that twit talking about Thatcher and The Witch is Dead song entering the charts. He clearly didn't have a clue about any of Thatchers policies and you brilliantly revealed that fact. Good interviewing.

  • Nigel Collins

    1 year ago

    Nigel Collins

    I would like to air my views as to MR GEORGE OSBOURNE deciding to bring MICK PHILLPOTS into the Welfare cuts debate, which I find dispicable act to do from MR Osborne, given that the majority of Mom's & Dad's do there best to look after there children and bring them up, MICK PHILLPOTS is an Animal who deserves to be hanged. MR Osborne is a desperate man who's austerity messures is harming the economy, the poor and benefiting the RICH as per- normal. We have the scum of the decade IAN DUNCAN SMITH who has introduced the BEDROOM TAX oh sorry! my mistake! it isn't tax, but would be if LABOUR had introduced it. He couldn't careless or give a dam about the disabled who are vulnerable not knowing who they will have to share a bedroom with, they might get a thief, thug or criminal and so might the fit ordinary people. Is MR OSBORNE, MR CAMERON, MR IAN DUNCAN SMITH going to share their spare bedrooms they have in their MANSIONS.

  • David Sinclair

    1 year ago

    David Sinclair

    Emma Crosby has such classy style and appearance and presents with great professionalism; I have not noticed her smiling when reading about sad news but then I just love her and that playful wink at the end of the news!!!

  • Mark Trevena

    1 year ago

    Mark Trevena

    The most beautiful woman there is. I don't watch anybody else apart from Emma. Best news presenter of them all. Totally gorgeous.

  • Alison

    1 year ago

    Alison

    Hi Emma everyday I admire your beautiful ring necklace, please,please where u brought it from! Enjoy you reading the news.

  • Karl Roberts

    1 year ago

    Karl Roberts

    Marry me, Emma!

  • paul

    1 year ago

    paul

    Emma crosby your the best I am a converted beeb news watcher love what you are doing keep smiling x

  • Nigel Collins

    1 year ago

    Nigel Collins

    I would like to air my views about the interview Emma did with the Employment Minister Mark Hoban 12/2/13 about the lady who took the Government to court over being expected to work for free at poundland and won. First of all I would like to say what an arrogant man he is, who obviously has no idea about how difficult it is for people to find work (including myself) and there is know guarantee of job at the end of these work schemes. I have been out of work since October 2010, I left my last job after being assaulted at work,I have applied for approaching 300 jobs, I have only had three interviews, the majority of companies dont bother to reply, some tell me they do not know when they will be taking staff on and some say they have no vacancies, I have kept a record of the positions applied for, the dates and the names of companies applied too, furthermore I have not had any success in temporary work. This is my second long stint in the skip, in the past I have had excuses for not being successful in obtaining a position such as, to much experience, to far to travel and didn't pass the sift through, I've even had four interviews at one company and still did not get offered a position. Due to my medical problems, I need extra help in finding a job, not next year, not in five years, but like tomorrow, I'M now living off my savings. There has been an article in the Daily Mail today from Ian Duncan Smith about the lady who took the Government to court over working for nothing, which he does not agree and he says that he is not going to back date any of the benefits.

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  • john lessels

    over 1 year ago

    john lessels

    I love Emma. I enjoy her cheeky winks and she's very beautiful. I watch her every day and I've not seen her smile throughout sad reports and she does have a lower toned voice on sad reports.

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  • cuz

    over 1 year ago

    cuz

    Emma is sexy and have amazing legs!

  • Andy

    over 1 year ago

    Andy

    "Emma was on-air when terrorists attacked Glasgow Airport – her anchoring of the event helped the channel win a BAFTA Award. She’s also presented on the BBC and business channel CNBC" Guess she's doing something right, even if the women on here don't like it.

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  • brian

    over 1 year ago

    brian

    love u xxxx so beautyful

  • david

    over 1 year ago

    david

    i only watch 5 news when emmas on cos shes so sexy, amazing legs!!!

  • shaun

    over 1 year ago

    shaun

    emma is always serious when talking about tragedies etc, the women who said she is'nt are probably just jealous of her looks. emma's gorgeous

  • Ade Gower

    over 1 year ago

    Ade Gower

    been following Emma for years, lovely smile, super apperance breath of fresh air after a bad day. keep it up xxxxx

  • Chris

    over 1 year ago

    Chris

    I have also changed my evening viewing habits for news to Channel 5. Emma makes my day. Yes I listen to the news, I don't really see her laughing or smiling when giving bad news, but in my mind she is a breath of fresh air, very easy on the eye and makes Bad news more bearable.

  • whatdidido

    over 1 year ago

    whatdidido

    lol @ people moaning about her not having a sour face. #getalifeutrolls

  • KAY

    over 1 year ago

    KAY

    I find it very bad form that Emma seems to smirk/smile when she is delivering bad news. Not very professional.Yes I agree her smile is welcomed for the jollier news.

  • Josi

    over 1 year ago

    Josi

    Those shoes!! OMG .. YES YES YES (I was listening to the news too! )

  • sueh

    over 1 year ago

    sueh

    Please make her change her expression or change news presenters. It's awful watching news about a child being murdered but even worse when the presenter is smiling throughout the report

  • T

    over 1 year ago

    T

    Emma you are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. I thought you should know.

  • Jim T

    almost 2 years ago

    Jim T

    Channel 5 News is now my default early evening news programme for one reason - Emma Crosby! She is in my opinion one of the very best female TV presenters at the moment! Beautiful, eloquent, extremely professional, and like a ray of sunshine every day! And amazing legs!!!

  • franky smeddley

    almost 2 years ago

    franky smeddley

    lovin emma workin on five news.would love to see her doin more on the 5 o clock show.she is gorgeous. and brightens up my day while watchin the news.keep up the good work five.

  • Ian P

    almost 2 years ago

    Ian P

    I for one think she is doing a great job,& shouldn't have to change the way she does her job because of a few miserable people that have nothing better to do than complain about a beautiful woman with a heart warming smile, which I think takes the edge off all the bad news we have to endure. @steven F....Laugh?...realy?...I dont think i've ever heard her laugh when reading bad news,so don't exagerate. @chris O she probably puts more thought into one news item than you put to your entire life for one whole year. Emma I think you are doing a great job with the news & can we have an extra big smile for those of us that appreceate it.

  • ryan exley

    almost 2 years ago

    ryan exley

    emma is soo beautiful and a pleasure to watch , she always has a smile on her face and i enjoy her little winks at the end .

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  • Anne

    almost 2 years ago

    Anne

    I saw Emma Crosby at 5pm this evening and was disgusted to see her trying hard not to smile when she was giving tragic, sad and/or bad news. She shoul;d reflect the seriousness of the news she is reading not smiling about it

  • Sally

    2 years ago

    Sally

    I agree with last two comments. Emma Crosby needs to change her expression and tone of voice when reporting sad news. Her fixed smile looks quite inappropriate on these occasions and it is very unprofessional and uncomfortable to watch.

  • Caron

    2 years ago

    Caron

    Emma Crosby although a happy bright news reader should at least attempt to look saddened when delivering sad news as it appears insensitive whilst smiling when discussing individuals who were murdered etc

  • Christopher Olivier

    2 years ago

    Christopher Olivier

    YES, SHE HAS A LOVELY SMILE - BUT WHEN REPORTING BAD NEWS, (EG PEOPLE DYING), CAN SHE TONE DOWN HER BIG SMILE PLEASE...(it's as if she's just reading the words - and not thinking about what she is actually saying)...

  • Anthony W

    2 years ago

    Anthony W

    Kirsty Young i miss not doing 5 News but i do really like Emma Crosby

  • LydiaGreat1

    2 years ago

    LydiaGreat1

    I was'nt familiar with who Emma Crosby was when she first joined 5 news she is fairly good though but I do miss watching Helen Fospero whose the best newsreader that 5 news has ever had in my eyes anyhow.

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