Emma B. Kumer

location-pin Washington, DC

School: Northwestern University

Expertise: Food News

Emma B. Kumer

  • Journalism Education Association's Journalist of the Year (Wisconsin) award winner, 2016
  •  Best Illustrations of 2022 award from The Washington Post


Emma interned for Taste of Home in 2017 and then continued freelancing there during college. Post college, she worked with Reader’s Digest as a digital visual assistant full time before becoming a motion designer at The Washington Post. There, she continues honing her craft of digital storytelling on social media platforms. She’s also been a tutorial writer for Adobe and a freelance music video animator. Outside of work, Emma loves running marathons, attending concerts and creative writing.


Northwestern University, bachelor's degrees in journalism and creative writing

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Articles & Recipes

Why It’s Better to Use Canned Pumpkin for Fall Baking

You might think that fresh is always best, but for fall baking, canned pumpkin is king. Find out why our Test Kitchen prefers a can over any pumpkin patch pick.

Is American Cheese Real Cheese?

Hint: It's not actual cheese!

How to Cut an Avocado

Learn how to cut an avocado into quarters—and how to remove the pit without a wielding a sharp knife.