Elton Hobson is the Supervising Producer for the Global News Online Video team, managing video content for Globalnews.ca and working with our broadcast, investigative, and local news departments to ensure the highest possible quality of video content – content that supports, contextualizes, and reinforces our 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. In his current role, Elton is responsible for ensuring the Global News team is supported by strong video content that is relevant, researched, and presented as clearly as possible, while still writing both breaking news and longform articles as well as managing live events.
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, Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Bills, any team with Jaromir Jagr on it, and pretty much anything having to do with Team Canada.
In his spare time Elton enjoys jogging, working out, reading, and listening to seriously retro classic rock. Elton would also take Picard over Kirk (but only just), Lemieux over Gretzky (but only just), and is seriously thinking about getting a dog.
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