Ryan Elijah Biography
Ryan Elijah is an American journalist who is a News Anchor at Fox Television. Elijah returned to Florida after anchoring in his home state of Indiana. During that time, he directed a popular consumer segment that returned over $100,000 to consumers. He enjoys reporting live from the scene of stories. During the George Zimmerman trial, he anchored from the Seminole County Courthouse throughout the entire trial.
Ryan Elijah Age
Elijah is 43 years old.
Ryan Elijah Education
Ryan graduated from Anderson University, near Indianapolis. He studied Mass Communications and Political Science and was a member of the baseball and golf teams. He also began his broadcasting career there as a News Director at a local radio station.
Ryan Elijah Personal Life
Ryan is married with two boys. His favorite activity, outside of time with family, is coaching sports. He has coached high school and youth basketball for several years, along with Little League baseball.
One of his favorite parts of the job is meeting new people. He lists President Bush, President Obama, and Tiger Woods as his favorite interviews. Ryan has been honored with a number of awards, including an Associated Press honor for his news reports.Ryab Elijah photo
Ryan Elijah Philanthropy
He has been very active in his local communities, including serving on a number of boards. Ryan’s also a frequent host of political debates and charity events.
Ryan Elijah Career
Ryan has an extensive sports background. He worked as a Sports Director in Jacksonville, traveling with the Jaguars as the co-host of their television programming and as a sideline reporter for the Jaguars radio network. He also worked for Fox as a sideline reporter for numerous NFL games. During his time in Florida, Ryan covered several Super Bowls, National Championships with the Gators and Seminoles and countless races at Daytona.
Ryan Elijah Wolf Shakes Up Anchor Lineup
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In a sweeping overhaul, Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 will revamp its anchor lineup starting Oct. 10.
Bob Frier will move from evenings to mornings, LuAnne Sorrell will shift to nights, and Sonni Abatta will leave the station, WOFL announced Wednesday. The station is adding two anchors as well.
Evening anchor Abatta, whose last day will be Oct. 7, has chosen to spend more time with her family, a station spokeswoman said. Abatta joined WOFL in 2009.
“We are going to miss seeing Sonni in the newsroom each day,” said Jeff Zeller, WOFL’s news director. “We wish nothing but the best for her.”
Stations undertake major changes to improve ratings, and WOFL has been running behind WFTV-Channel 9, WKMG-Channel 6 and WESH-Channel 2 in many time slots. The overhaul comes soon after a new TV season officially started Monday. (The Sentinel has a content-sharing agreement with WOFL.)
Charles Billi, who has anchored at WTSP in Tampa and WSVN in Miami, will team with Sorrell at 5, 10 and 11 p.m.
Frier will anchor “Good Day Orlando” with Amy Kaufeldt from 7 to 10 a.m. weekdays. He takes the spot that Erick Weber held briefly this summer before leaving the station to rejoin his family. Weber had replaced John Brown, who returned to St. Louis for family reasons.
Frier joined WOFL in 2009, and he anchored with Kaufeldt when he started. He had worked at WKMG for eight years but lost his job at Orlando’s CBS affiliate earlier that year in the economic downturn.