Meet the face
behind the posts
Here is a virtual hug because, if you don't know, that's how I love to greet people!
I grew up in the small town of Wilkesboro in the foothills of North Carolina. From a young age, I loved being active and used sports as a way to do so. From playing sports, to being on the sidelines as a referee to making it my profession, I am elated to be a female in the sports industry.
Beyond sports, you can find me journaling at a local coffee shop, going to country music concerts, visiting friends around the country, making a Taylor Swift playlist for cycle class, attempting a new outdoor activity, hosting a podcast or just being a fan!
I've covered events ranging from the 2016 Presidential Race to the University of Illinois Hall of Fame Induction (both pictured).
Social Media Guru
Social media is the new wave of storytelling. I use my journalist skills to create engaging content for sports teams ranging from MiLB, MLB, DUKE, and NBC Sports.
On the sidelines, in the press box or in the stands, my passion for sports shines through. I have studied the business of sports extensively at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Empowered women empower women. I serve as a mentor for many pursing their dreams. Check me out on TikTok @TheEllieTimes.
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
- Ellie Whittington
Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
- Babe Ruth
Somebody is going to do it. It might as well be you.