Ellie Williams joined NW Works in October of 2019, coming from a background in broadcast news. An Emmy-nominated journalist, she’s excited to amplify the voices of the NW Works team as the organization moves into a new chapter.
A New Jersey native, she graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Ma. in 2017. During her time at Northeastern, she traveled to Greece to cover the ongoing Syrian Refugee Crisis and the country’s economic strife. After working in production at a television news station in Boston, Ellie eventually left New England for an on-air reporting position at WDVM 25, a television station in Hagerstown, Md., where she worked as a multimedia journalist in the station’s Winchester bureau, serving as a general assignment reporter for the Northern Shenandoah Valley.
Over the course of covering city council meetings, court cases, and everything in between, she learned of NW Works and quickly fell in love with the organization’s mission, jumping at the chance to tell the stories of NW Works.
Outside of work, Ellie volunteers with the Concern Hotline and is part of the Northwestern Prevention Collaborative Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success program. A former rugby player, Ellie is currently focusing on hobbies that don’t cause concussions, such as aquaculture, hiking, and playing video games. She also spends lots of time with her fur-babies Mission and Nova.