My name is Emily and since starting this blog in early 2011, I’ve learned more about myself than I thought possible. I’ve learned that there are no do-overs; I’ve learned that we are all capable of greatness; I’ve learned that I am strong, even when the chips are down; and I’ve learned to “not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34)

Over the past five years, I have travelled around Canada and Europe, and have fulfilled many dreams – everything from helicopter reporting to skydiving (twice)! And these are my tiny stories, perhaps insignificant on the world stage, but defining and beautiful moments in my life.

“I’d rather burn with desire deep in my soul. And love like a fire that’s out of control. And laugh and dance and hope and chance and kiss. I’d rather live my whole life with a sense of abandon. Squeeze every drop out no matter what happens. And not wonder what I’ve missed. I’d rather risk.” – Paul Brandt

Emily J. 

“As those inside our industry are well aware, and those outside are somewhat aware, the newspaper business is going through major changes. All manner of publications are closing, consolidating and contracting, which is why someone like Emily Santos, of Ajax, is a publisher’s dream …”

A unique voice speaking about unique voices is a formula for success, I think.” – Will McGuirk, Oshawa This Week | March 26, 2010


From traffic to news, take a listen.


Emily Santos is an award-winning photographer and web developer. She has worked for almost a decade as a news and traffic announcer at stations like 680News, AM640 and Global News Toronto. She currently lives in the Toronto area with her two cats, and Icelandic Sheepdog.