One of Katie Emmer's earliest childhood memories involves putting on ice skates.
She says she might have been 3 at the time, but could have been younger. Katie grew up in a household that loved hockey. She and her six brothers -- yes six -- would play on the pond in their backyard.
Katie turned her love of hockey and other sports into a broadcasting career. She most recently worked at Fox Sports North where she covered the Minnesota Wild, Twins, Lynx, Golden Gophers, and Timberwolves. In 2018, she was honored with the Jim Nantz Award as the top collegiate sports broadcaster in the country and is the first woman in history to receive the award. She graduated from St. Cloud University with a degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Television Broadcast Journalism.
Her knowledge and passion for sports, particularly hockey, make her a great host for Flyers Pregame Live and Flyers Postgame Live.
Here are 6 other things to know about Katie, who you can follow on Twitter @katieemmer or on Instagram @katie.emmer.
You're from Minnesota. What drew you to Philly?
Without a doubt, the city's love of sports. I went to church here on Sunday and saw fans wearing Eagles jerseys and I couldn't stop smiling.
I consider myself a cold brew connoisseur and I really like coffee, but I'm trying to cut down on it.
In addition to hockey, what other sports did you play as a kid?
Volleyball, basketball, softball and soccer.
Rollerblading, and I can’t wait to do it on Kelly Drive.
What's it like growing up the only girl with 6 brothers?
It was. ... competitive, and I was always up for a challenge. One of my brothers once dared me to throw a baseball over our house. I was really young at the time and didn't have the arm strength to do it. So I wound up throwing it straight into the house, and broke a few windows.
My brother laughed. My parents, not so much.
Katie will make her hosting debut on Friday, Oct. 4 as the Flyers begin their season against the Chicago Blackhawks. She will be joined by analysts Colby Cohen, Chris Therien and Al Morganti throughout the season.