Emma Dumain Bio
Emma Dumain is a congressional journalist for McClatchy Newspapers. A video of her aggressively chugging a cup of coffee was captured on national television and went viral on social media.
Emma Dumain is an amateur illustration and ceramics artist who sells her creations online. In the about section of her website, she calls herself A political journalist by day and a potter and illustrator by night (and on weekends). She says that she’s finally putting my artwork up online with friends, family and strangers.
Dumain is a big fan of museums according to her Twitter profile. In 2017, she posted a photo from the National Portrait Gallery and said, “Perk of a party at a museum is you get to walk through the exhibits.”
She also posted 20+ photos from the opening of The Smithsonian Museum of African American History & Culture in 2016, extensively showcasing various exhibits and installations.
Perk of a party at a museum is you get to walk through the exhibits pic.twitter.com/RYUXZsO1yS
— Emma Dumain (@Emma_Dumain) January 20, 2017
Emma Dumain Husband, Children
She is married, and she has a child Flora, who was born on April 3, 2018. She posted a photo on Twitter and captioned it Baby Flora has arrived. See you in 12 weeks, Twitter. About her maternity leave. She had to drop off her new toddler before running over to the Capitol.
Baby Flora has arrived. See you in 12 weeks, Twitter. pic.twitter.com/Saw7BKHwN6
— Emma Dumain (@Emma_Dumain) April 3, 2018
It was my first coffee of the day—I didn’t have time to make coffee at home in the morning. I had dropped my toddler off at daycare, I was rushing to get to the Capitol on time so they wouldn’t give away my seat, so I was still in the process of caffeinating, and I wanted to get every last drop. She told Slate.
Emma Dumain Viral Video
Dumain was spotted in the background enthusiastically finishing her cup of coffee as Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified. Users on social media captured the moment on their phones and uploaded videos of Dumain’s attention-grabbing coffee consumption.
Her colleagues quickly notified her that her coffee drinking had been captured on national television.
The coffee incident wasn’t Dumain’s first time accidentally appearing on TV. She was caught on MSNBC in 2017 during one of her attempts to get a comment from Senator Lindsey Graham. She tweeted a screenshot of the photo and added a dash of self-deprecating humour.
Sorry to all the live shots out there. This is why I’m a print reporter, folks. She wrote. There is no theatrics in this particular incident; she was merely standing in the shot.
It's Tuesday so I must be standing in this hallway waiting for Lindsey Graham pic.twitter.com/loefaMhxy7
— Emma Dumain (@Emma_Dumain) July 18, 2017