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Ellen Meny

Meet Ellen Meny
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KING 5 Evening's Ellen Meny

I’m currently the newest member of Team Evening. The baby of the group, so to speak, although I’ve been 5'8" since middle school, so I’m a large baby by medical standards.

I’m a multi-platform producer, which means I produce, report, shoot, edit, act, sing, and yes, I do dance as well! I am a septuple threat.

I went to school at Clemson University in South Carolina, where I majored in communication studies. All of my engineering friends made fun of me for picking the "easy" major, but joke’s on them, I work at Evening!

I’m both an American and Italian citizen. I love both pasta and worrying, two genetic Italian traits. Also, if you tie my hands behind my back, I will immediately become mute.

I began my television career with an ill-advised interview show called Ellen Interviews. I stood on Clemson University’s campus and asked people inane questions such as “What’s your opinion on leggings as pants,” and “Who’s hotter, George Washington or Thomas Jefferson?"

Somehow, I got my first real job as a reporter in Eugene, Oregon. I produced a restaurant feature segment called Tasty Tuesday. That was my first introduction into the wonderful world of getting paid to eat. After three years of working pretty much every job in the newsroom, I ultimately decided that my passion in life is indeed getting paid to eat.

I’ve always seen Evening as the pinnacle of local television. It was always kind of an unreachable, far-off dream. One day, I saw there was a position open at Evening. I thought, what the heck! I might as well give it a shot.

Well, shoot, here I am! And I couldn’t be happier. It really is a dream come true. I’m loving Seattle and all the food it has to offer. And the people, of course. But not for eating!! Ahh!

I have won exactly zero awards.

When I’m not messing around — I mean working — on Evening, I freelance write for websites and magazines. I also run a blog. And write fiction. And read. Yes, I’m a workaholic and no, I don’t know how to relax.

You can reach me at emeny@king5.com, or on my Twitter at @ellenmeny, and my Facebook page.

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