Emily Fanous

Emily Thornton

Emily Fanous brings years of expert storytelling and a fine-tuned news sense to her role as Senior Content & Media Strategist at Digital Third Coast. Specializing in content strategy and media relations, Emily creates high performing, well-optimized content campaigns that earn media attention.

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Before joining DTC, Emily started her career as a TV news reporter, anchor, and web producer. In each role, she told stories both on-air and online daily, honing not just her sense of newsworthiness but also her ability to execute high quality content on a variety of timelines. After 6+ years in the news industry, she took her content expertise and passion for writing and current events to digital marketing at DTC. She loves crafting compelling narratives through data-driven storytelling, driving brand visibility, and fostering media relationships.

Content Strategy
Media Relations

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 2015

How I Spend My Free Time

I love traveling, baking and watching TV. I’m always looking for new places to go, new recipes to try and more reality TV to watch! You can also find me spending time with my husband, Peter, family and friends.

Whether it’s grabbing a bite to eat at a new restaurant or getting last-minute tickets to a Cubs game, I’m in!

It is so rewarding to use my passion for storytelling and analyzing information to create educational and entertaining content online.

Fun Facts About Me

I have a twin sister! We’re fraternal, so no fun “Parent Trap” stories.

Being happily infected with the travel bug, I’m always planning a trip and looking at flights. If you have any tips or tricks using points, send them my way.

I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie — skydiving, paragliding, ziplining and parasailing are all checked off the bucket list!