Emmy Kubainski

Emmy Kubainski (born 1986) is an Australian journalist and news presenter.

Emmy Kubainski
ResidenceQueensland Australia
EducationQueensland University of Technology
OccupationJournalist & news presenter


Kubainski moved to Western Australia after securing a national cadetship with the ABC in 2005. Kubainski graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters in Journalism.[1]

In 2007, Kubainski won the Best Newcomer Prize at the WA Media Awards. Kubainski joined Channel 7 Perth in October 2007 as a reporter and began presenting Seven News Perth weekend news in June 2008 as well as being the court reporter.

In October 2009, Kubainski filled in as a news presenter on Sunrise while Natalie Barr was co-hosting as Melissa Doyle was on holidays.[2]

In December 2010, Kubainski filled in for Ann Sanders on Seven Morning News, presented news updates on The Morning Show and Seven Late News Updates. She has also presented Today Tonight in Sydney.

In October 2012, Kubainski moved back to her hometown of Brisbane. She finished as weekend presenter of Seven News in January 2013 with Blake Johnson and Samantha Jolly announced as her replacements in a sharing capacity. Kubainski joined Seven News Brisbane as a reporter.

In February 2015, Kubainski moved back to Perth and joined the Nine Network.[3] She replaced Libby Stone (who returned to Nine News Queensland) as a co-anchor on Nine News with Tim McMillan from April.[4] In her first year, Nine News' national ratings were the strongest it had been for over a decade,[5] but in subsequent years the ratings deteriorated[6] and in December 2017, the Nine Network announced that Kubainski's and McMillian's contracts would not be renewed.[7]

Personal life

Kubainski is of both Filipino and German heritage[8] but was born in Queensland and moved to Perth after she secured a national cadetship with the ABC in 2005 with then boyfriend lawyer Tom Fotheringham. Kubainski and Fotheringham met while studying at Queensland University of Technology and married in 2009 at Margaret River.

Kubainski has two children.


  1. Carton, A (2009). "Emmy", Perth Woman Magazine, 31(32)
  2. "Emmy Kubainski joins Sunrise". yahoo.com.
  3. Candice Barnes. "Libby out, Emmy in on Nine's Perth news desk". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  4. Emmy Kubainski returns to WA
  5. Bodey, Michael (20 July 2015). "TV ratings: Nine's the one again when it comes to news". The Australian. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  6. "News ratings for 2016". Media Spy. 7 December 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  7. Knox, David (16 December 2017). "Nine News dumps Perth anchors". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  8. Australian TV news whitewash Media Watch, ABC Television, 16 May 2016
Media offices
Preceded by
Libby Stone
Nine News Perth
Presenter with Tim McMillan

April 2015 - December 2017
Succeeded by
Michael Thomson
Preceded by
Paula Voce & Yvette Mooney
Seven News Perth
Weekend presenter

Succeeded by
Blake Johnson & Samantha Jolly

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