Olsen Ebright is a journalist and news manager living in Los Angeles.
Since 2017, he’s served as the assistant news director, digital for KTLA 5 News. Before that, he was an executive producer at the station, helping grow its digital traffic from the bottom of the market to consistently ranking in the top three local TV news websites in the country.
He’s also worked as a digital news producer at three television stations: WCMH in Columbus, Ohio; KNTV in the San Francisco Bay Area; and KNBC in Los Angeles.
He’s won multiple awards for digital journalism, including a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for breaking news coverage.
He grew up in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, and graduated with a public relations degree from Kent State University, where he won two back-to-back intramural broomball championships. He also co-founded the university’s dodgeball club. He’s an avid golfer and was once called the “karaoke king of Los Feliz” by a stranger. In 2016, he had a sandwich named after him at a bar in L.A.’s Highland Park neighborhood. It was $11, came with one side, and was very popular.