We’re excited to announce that Emma Way will join the Axios Charlotte team as our managing editor.
One of Charlotte’s fastest-rising journalists, Emma comes to us after more than a year as the editor in chief of Charlotte magazine, where she’s shined as a leader, writer, and investigative reporter.
Her work to uncover the scandal surrounding EatWorkPlay, an online lifestyle guide that failed to deliver thousands of dollars promised to area nonprofits, was one of the more unforgettable pieces to come out of local media this year. She also led a team of writers, designers, and contributors in making one of the country’s top print city magazines each month.
Emma will be responsible for programming across our newsletter and social media channels, while helping us continue to expand our journalism and storytelling operations as we head into the next decade.
A Delaware native, Emma started at Charlotte magazine as a freelance writer and fact-checker in 2016. She also worked that year as a server at Selwyn Pub and receptionist at WCCB.
Before that she was an editor and writer for Delaware Today magazine while also serving as the editor in chief of the campus newspaper at Washington College in Maryland. She lives in Optimist Park with her 16-pound cat, Zuri.
In her time in Charlotte, she’s also written a gripping, on-deadline account of how UNC Charlotte’s student newspaper staff covered the campus shooting in April. And her feature on the devastation in Lumberton after Hurricane Matthew delivered a dose of perspective on life in rural areas outside of Charlotte.
The Agenda’s mission remains the same — to make Charlotte a smarter and more connected place. Emma will allow us to better serve the city we love as it continues to grow and change shape.
She starts on January 13.