After 12 years of successfully co-hosting ON AIR With Ryan Seacrest on KIIS-FM & nationally syndicated (and 10 years prior with Rick Dees) Ellen was offered her own morning show on iHeartMedia’s sister-station KOST 103.5.


Ellen holds the distinction of being the first (and only) female to anchor a morning radio show with her solo namesake in Los Angeles radio history – and is the longest continuously airing morning radio personality in the #1 radio market.


In addition to her work in radio, Ellen has voiced the Grammys for 10 years as well the Oscars, Emmys, and several other ABC and CBS TV projects. Ellen launched an annual fundraiser for Children’s Hospital LA on Giving Tuesday which has raised 7 figures for CHLA. She’s also an Executive Board Member for Loyola High School and serves as the President of the Hollywood Walk of Fame selection committee. Recently named ‘iHeart Radio Personality of the Year’, Ellen was honored with a Star on the Walk of Fame, and was nominated to the National Radio Hall of Fame. 


Born in California, but growing up on the Purdue campus where her father was a Professor. Ellen graduated from Purdue with honors in Communications. She has 3 rescue dogs and is committed to finding homes for dogs each week through her 'Wet Nose Wednesday's radio feature. Ellen has lived in the Hollywood Hills for the 24 years she has been married with 20 of those years spent adoring her son, Calvin, a Junior at Stanford University.

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.A.

Ellen K holds the impressive distinction of being the first (and only) female to anchor a morning drive program in the history of Los Angeles radio. 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 :15 after, Ellen K presents a fresh report of the latest news and nuggets from, well, inside Hollywood. Find out what you may have missed on TV or the streets of LA! You also never know who the Ellen K Morning Show members may run into…we live, work, and eat Inside Hollywood so we're always crossing paths with the STARS!!!

ELLEN K Q&A Each morning at 7:25 – 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!

FEEL GOODS Ellen K spotlights uplifting stories every morning. 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 at approximately 6:42am PT, the Ellen K Morning Show spotlights a pet that needs a forever home.

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