Eli Ong

Eli is an assignment editor and web producer at WOOD TV8 who also fronts breaking news for our weekend daybreak team.

Born and raised in Jackson, Michigan, Eli graduated with a bachelors degree in Multimedia Journalism from Grand Valley State University in April of 2020 and went on to join the assignment desk in August of the same year. In college, Eli worked as a weekly sports writer for the Grand Valley Lanthorn, a multimedia journalist for GVSU’s West Side Stories on WGVU, helped found GVSU’s Student Journalism Club, became a fellow candidate in the Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy, and served as President of the Interfraternity Council among other duties outside of the classroom.

When he’s not in the newsroom, you can find Eli working out at a local Planet Fitness or at a local bar in downtown Grand Rapids trying out new craft beers with his friends.

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