Ellen Bryan is a television talk show host, author and motivational speaker. Every morning, she helps people start their day on TV in Washington, D.C. Ellen's first book A Work in Progressis available on Amazon by clicking here. She also hosts an online series called “Minute Motivation."
A girl from the Midwest, Ellen competed in Miss America as Miss Ohio 2011. She was named a Quality of Life Finalist for her work promoting lightning safety, a platform she chose after her sister was struck by lightning in June of 2000. Ellen served as a national spokesperson for lightning safety and partnered with NOAA to tell her sister's story across the country. Today, she tells Christina's story in her motivational speeches and recently gave a TEDx talk about her sister's inspiration on her own life.
Ellen graduated from Ball State University. She started her broadcasting career at ABC 36 in Lexington, Kentucky. She then joined the NBC 5 team in Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas before moving to our nation's capital.