Elton Hobson is the National Managing Editor, Online Video for Globalnews.ca, managing video content and working with our broadcast, investigative, and local news departments to ensure the highest possible quality video that supports, contextualizes, and reinforces the reporting across the entire Global network.
A graduate of the University of Western Ontario and the Humber College Journalism Program, Elton previously covered sports for a variety of online news outlets including Bleacher Report, Fansided, and Sports Illustrated’s online edition. He was also a staff writer for Western’s student paper the Gazette, working in the sports department. While studying at Humber College, Elton was the recipient of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Circle Award for his work as a features writer.
Elton also has experience in political reporting, covering the 2013 Ontario Liberal Leadership convention for Ontario News Watch in addition to a variety of municipal, provincial, and federal elections for Global News.
Elton began working with the Global News online team in 2013, working as a writer and reporter on the national Breaking News desk. Later that year he transitioned to the Online Video team, continuing his work as a reporter while also approaching news from a technical side.
An avid history buff, Elton was a featured speaker at the 2010 North American Undergraduate History Conference in Muncie, Indiana. He’s also a big sports fan, rooting for the Blue Jays, Raptors, Canadiens, Buffalo Bills, any team with Jaromir Jagr on it, and pretty much anything having to do with Team Canada.
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