Ellyn Fritz

Ellyn is a native to the Midwest, born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. Growing up in this area of ever changing weather, she has experienced everything from hot and humid summers to blistering, snow covered winters. She joins WTOL from her alma mater Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where she received a bachelor of science in Meteorology. During her time there, she worked for the Meteorology and Climatology Laboratory and for their school television station NewsLink Indiana. A fear of severe weather is what started Ellyn down the path to meteorology. A flash of lightning was all it took to have her running for cover, but she decided to turn that fear into fascination starting in high school. There she took classes about the weather, worked in her school radio and TV stations and reached out to local Meteorologist to learn all she could about the weather. This fascination turned into a passion that leads her here to forecast Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan weather. When she’s not at the station you can find her hanging with her dog Maggie, enjoying outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking and baking homemade sweet treats!

Recent Articles by Ellyn

Snowy Sunday ahead

Even warmer weather ahead

Overnight Fog Ahead of Even WARMER Super Bowl Sunday!

Snow tonight, big temperature drop next week

First Alert Forecast: First Alert Day until 10 a.m., Wind Chill Advisory until 1 p.m. for bitter wind chills

First Alert Forecast: Black ice, return to cold

First Alert Forecast: Icy conditions through late morning, rain rest of the day

1 - 3” of snow expected across the area

Snow Accumulations Are Moving in This Weekend!

Crisp Winds and Rain Showers Around the Corner!

Clear Sunday, rain for New Year’s Eve

First Alert Forecast: Warm out the door, sharp cool down ahead

First Alert Forecast: Incredible Warmth Ahead of a Sharp Cool Down!

First Alert Forecast: Winter warm up, rain ahead

First Alert Forecast: Soaring Temperatures & Scattered Showers

First Alert Forecast: Warming Up With Rain Ahead!

Christmas Flurries, Late Week Warm-Up

Frigid cold with a few snowflakes on the way

First Alert Forecast: Rain today, First Alert Day tomorrow

Secure your decorations: First Alert Day Friday will have strong winds, downpours