Olsen Ebright is the assistant news director, digital for KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles.
Since joining the station in 2013, KTLA has gone from the bottom of the market (fourth place, U.S. comScore total unique visitors, May 2013) to become the No. 1 local television news website in the country.
KTLA.com averaged more monthly unique users than any other American TV station in 2017, and between August 2017 and March 2018, KTLA has held the No. 1 or No. 2 spot in the country.
In 2018, KTLA had held the No. 1 spot in U.S. comScore for the LA DMA for every month.
Between January 2016 and December 2017, KTLA.com was the most trafficked website in the Los Angeles DMA for 18 of 24 months, and the most trafficked among Tribune Broadcasting stations for 20 of 24 months.
Prior to his time at KTLA, Olsen worked on the digital news teams at KNBC in Los Angeles (DMA 2), KNTV in the San Francisco Bay Area (DMA 6) and WCMH in Columbus, Ohio (DMA 32).
He’s been honored with the 2017 KTLA employee of the year award, a 2012 Sigma Delta Chi Award for online reporting, a 2012 Los Angeles Press Club SoCal Journalism Award for cause/advocacy journalism, a 2005 regional Edward R. Murrow Award for best broadcast-affiliated website (large market) and a 2005 Ohio SPJ award for best website in Ohio.
He grew up in Worthington, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, and holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Kent State University.