Ellen K is the host of her own morning show, “The Ellen K Morning Show on KOST 103.5” & the host of the nationally syndicated "Ellen K Weekend Show". Ellen landed the hosting duties after co-hosting with Ryan Seacrest for 12 years on KIIS FM Los Angeles, and on the globally syndicated “On Air With Ryan Seacrest”.

Ellen is a California native, born in Palo Alto while her Father was receiving his Ph.D. at Stanford University. She began her career in radio while in college. Originally a Veterinary Science major, she took an internship at a radio station randomly and after one fill-in shift behind the mic, she was hooked. She switched her major and graduated with honors in Radio/TV/Film from Purdue University where her father was a professor.

Over the course of the next decade, larger market radio jobs lured Ellen back to California, first in San Diego, then San Francisco, and finally KIIS FM Los Angeles. Ellen regularly appears on CBS’s The Talk and Home for the Holidays, and is the voice of the hit ABC prime time tv show ‘The Proposal’ - she is also the host and ambassador of the TLC Chinese Theater handprint ceremonies. Ellen is the narrator for My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding on TLC, Hatched on the CW, and the voice of the Grammy Awards.

Ellen was recently honored with a STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Gracie Award for excellence in radio, the annual Genie Award & the inaugural Airblazer award commemorating ‘Women Inspiring Women in radio’, and was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame Class of ’22!!! Ellen resides in Los Angeles with her husband and 21-year-old son, Calvin.

The Ellen K Morning Show  is heard weekday mornings from 5 – 10 am on KOST 103.5 and The Ellen K Weekend Show is heard Saturday mornings from 6 - 10 am on 50-different markets in the U.S.

Ellen K is a longtime friendly fixture of LA’s morning commute, Ellen brings a genuine and thoughtful approach to every topic and every listener –  every morning. Fans of the Ellen K Morning Show enjoy interacting with each of the show’s following features and benchmarks:

TOP STORIES, TOP OF THE HOUR Every hour of the Ellen K Morning Show starts with a minute-long look at the morning’s most important headlines. From world news and weather to local and late-breaking, Ellen offers several key stories that Angelenos “need to know” as they begin their day.

ELLEN K'S ENTERTAINMENT At approximately :15 after, Ellen K presents an entertainment report of what's trending. Find out what you may have missed on TV or the streets of LA! 

ELLEN K Q&A Each morning at 7:30 – you're invited to play the Ellen K Q&A. We ask you a question & the first caller with the right answer wins that hour’s prize. Your wrong guesses are often more fun than the answer itself! Our contest line is 1-800-929-5678 (KOST)

FEEL GOODS Ellen K spotlights uplifting stories. KOST listeners, eager to share their good news with Los Angeles – from a new job to “I just beat cancer.” Ellen K’s Feel Goods are designed to encourage and inspire. Leave a message on our Feel Good Hotline anytime - 866-4-ELLENK with your feel good news!!!

WET NOSE WEDNESDAY Every Wednesday morning, the Ellen K Morning Show spotlights a pet that needs a forever home.

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