Broadcaster Katie Emmer talks about covering the Flyers, Hockey Day Minnesota, the Wild, her college basketball career and getting started at SCSU

Episode 70: The Rink Live video podcast for March 1, 2021

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Mick Hatten is the host of The Rink Live podcast. Photo by Clint Austin, cover art by Troy Becker.

Katie Emmer was able to return to FOX Sports North on Saturday to help with its Hockey Day Minnesota broadcast. Emmer began her professional broadcasting career at FSN before working on Philadelphia Flyers broadcasts last season for NBC Philadelphia. Because of the pandemic, she and Chris Therien were laid off before this season started.

But Emmer is staying busy as a freelancer and she talks about some projects she has been working on. She talks about her experiences in Philadelphia, this year's Minnesota Wild team, her unique path that took her to St. Cloud State and what it is like to grow up with six brothers with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten and Jess Myers.


Here is the FOX Sports North tribute to Tom Hanneman discussed in the interview.

Here is the goalie segment from when Emmer was at St. Cloud State.



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Jess Myers covers college hockey, as well as outdoors, general sports and travel, for The Rink Live and the Forum Communications family of publications. He came to FCC in 2018 after three decades of covering sports as a freelancer for a variety of publications, while working full time in politics and media relations. A native of Warroad, Minn. (the real Hockeytown USA), Myers has a degree in journalism/communications from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He lives in the Twin Cities. Contact Jess via email at, or find him on Twitter via @JessRMyers. English speaker.
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