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Ellee Pai Hong
HOST, National and Chicago
Ellee Pai Hong serves as a host of the national and Chicago editions of Comcast Newsmakers. She also hosts the daily program "Through the Decades" on the Decades Network and produces original content for Weigel Productions.
Hong is a former news anchor for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, where she worked from 2003 to 2009. Before that, she was anchor of the top-rated weekday morning newscast at WFSB-TV in Hartford, Conn., for three years.
Hong moved to the United States from Korea as a child, then returned to finish high school. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Ewha Womans University in Seoul and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Hong is heavily involved with the community and serves as a board member for the Chicago Children’s Choir. She also serves as a board member for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Chicago, Midwest Chapter. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two children.