Ellen Kolodziej joined the FOX 29 News team in July 2022 as a general assignment reporter.
Prior to joining FOX 29, Ellen was a reporter at WFMZ-TV in Allentown, PA, as well as a news anchor for KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia, for two years. Before that, she was a Reporter/Anchor for six years at ME-TV in Philadelphia and New York City. FOX 29 is the eleventh TV/radio station for which Ellen has worked, including 1210 WPHT Radio and WCAU-NBC 10 in Philadelphia, WGCL in Atlanta, KARE in Minneapolis, and WHTM in Harrisburg, PA.
Ellen holds a master’s degree in Journalism from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. She earned her BA in Communications/English from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, where she was an adjunct professor teaching public speaking from 2007 to 2020. She has also done media training and speaking training for executives and served as director of communications for Pennsylvania State Representative Rick Taylor from 2009 to 2011.
Ellen grew up in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia and attended Hallahan High School for Girls in Center City. She is passionate about all Philadelphia sports and loved reporting for "The Charlie Manuel TV Show" and Phillies Post Game Live, as well as "Philly Pheud," with Mike Missanelli. She resides in Havertown, PA, and has two children: Krystyna, a Senior at the Fashion Institute in New York City; and Jack, a sophomore at Arizona State University.
The latest from Ellen Kolodziej
Police: Three teenagers injured, two critically, in West Philadelphia triple shooting
Police say a 13-year-old and two 16-year-olds were all injured during a triple shooting in broad daylight on the streets of West Philadelphia.
Video shows drivers doing illegal donuts, burnouts as hundreds gather on Spring Garden streets
A group of drivers caused chaos on the streets in Philadelphia’s Spring Garden neighborhood over the weekend. This isn’t the first time a street "takeover" has happened, and residents say they are fed up.