After leaving her hometown of Baltimore, Emma spent five years covering arts & culture in the mountains of Virginia before joining Houstonia in January 2020.

During her tenure in the commonwealth, she walked with ghosts through the state's oldest municipal cemetery, became BFFs with one of the writers behind the Despicable Me franchise, and borderline stalked an Elvis Tribute Artist — but in her defense, she won multiple awards for that story, and he was crowned the world's best ETA. Her work has been picked up by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and The Associated Press.

When Emma's not chasing down a story, taking in a musical, or watching a superhero TV show, she's spending time with her giant, sweet potato fry-stealing cat, Boh (named after Charm City icon Natty Boh), whose raison d'etre is to be a real-life Garfield.

Practicing What They Preach

New Church Builds Hand-Washing Stations for Houston's Homeless

Since the end of March, Rise Houston Church has placed 16 portable sinks around the Houston-area as part of its Clean Hands initiative.

1:27pm By Emma Schkloven

10-9-8-7-6

5 Things To Do In Houston This Weekend, May 29-31

It’s all about the drive-in and streaming experience.

6:00am By Emma Schkloven

To Infinity and Beyond

History Is On Hold As Weather Delays the SpaceX Launch

The history-making mission will also be the first time a private company has sent humans into space

05/25/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Code Covid

Life on the Frontlines: The Nurses Fighting for Your Lives During the Pandemic

Health care workers speak about the challenges of working in a world ravaged by COVID-19.

05/25/2020 Photography by Arturo Olmos By Timothy Malcolm and Emma Schkloven

5 Things: The “Maybe Don’t Go to the Beach” Edition

5 Things To Do Over Your Memorial Day Weekend

Rooftops, starry skies, and a couple of queens.

05/22/2020 By Emma Schkloven

(Call) if you need a friend

New Harris Center COVID-19 Support Line Offers Comfort Across the Lone Star State

The hotline is free and operational 24/7.

05/21/2020 By Emma Schkloven

That’s one big bundle of joy

Houston Zoo Herd Trumpets Birth of Baby Elephant

The new addition brings the zoo’s herd up to 11.

05/15/2020 Photography by Emma Schkloven

5 Things: The “We’re Still Mostly Virtual” Edition

5 More Houston Cultural Activities to Enjoy This Weekend

We’ve got four things to tune into online and one out in the real world—that still exists, right?

05/15/2020 By Emma Schkloven

All Eyes on their Prizes

Houston Author Bryan Washington Wins Another Major Book Award

Plus three Houston-connected writers win Pulitzers.

05/14/2020 By Emma Schkloven

New Sheriff In Town

RodeoHouston Announces Leadership Changes

CEO and President Joel Cowley is hanging up his spurs after 15 years.

05/12/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Chalk it up to creativity

Houston Muralist’s Cross-Country Chalk Collab Inspires in Trying Times

Four artists around the country each draw one-quarter of a chalk mural honoring nurses.

05/12/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Up in the Sky! It's a Bird! It's a Plane!

Houston’s Warbirds Take to the Sky This Sunday

The Lone Star Flight Museum’s special flyover commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

05/08/2020 By Emma Schkloven

5 Things: The Brain Power Edition

5 Ways to Keep Learning at Home

What do you get when you mix together homemade slime, dinosaur bones, and picture books? This list.

05/08/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Sign of the Times

Face Masks Complicate Communication for Houston’s Deaf Community

It’s also putting unwanted attention on the Bayou City’s ASL interpreters.

05/07/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Glamorously Giving

Beyoncé and Other Houston Celebrities Give Back During Coronavirus Crisis

Don't you just love it when our celebs use their power for good?

05/07/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Well, We Feel Helpless

Hamilton's 2020 Return to Houston Cancelled

The highly-anticipated national touring production is officially the latest theatrical casualty of the novel coronavirus.

05/05/2020 Photography by Emma Schkloven

Real Page-turners

Houston Authors Share What They've Read While Social Distancing

We’ve got such a wonderful array of talent coming out of the Bayou City, it’s no surprise their recommendations are equally diverse.

05/05/2020 By Emma Schkloven

(Don’t) Feel the Rainbow

Houston Pride 2020 Postponed Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Organizers plan to host the Bayou City's annual LGBTQ+ celebration this fall.

05/01/2020 By Emma Schkloven

5 Things: The "Sort Of Return to Normal" Edition

5 Houston Arts & Culture Activities You Can Enjoy Online This Weekend

Classical music, tiny dances, and lots of chalk.

05/01/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Hungry for help

How Houstonians Can Assist Their Food-insecure Neighbors

The coronavirus crisis has had a major impact on Houston's most vulnerable populations. Here's how you can help.

05/01/2020 By Emma Schkloven