Ryan Elijah, News Anchor


A professional headshot of Ryan Elijah

Ryan Elijah ’94co-anchors Good Day Orlando every weekday morning. He also hosts Orlando Matters each weekend on FOX 35, a show that focuses on business and politics in the Orlando area.

Ryan graduated from Anderson University near Indianapolis. He studied Mass Communications and Political Science. He was a member of the baseball and golf teams. He also began his broadcasting career there as a News Director at a local radio station.

Ryan returned to Florida after anchoring in his home state of Indiana. During that time, he directed a popular consumer segment that returned over $100,000 to consumers. He enjoys reporting live from the scene of stories. During the George Zimmerman trial, he anchored from the Seminole County Courthouse. One of his favorite parts of the job is meeting new people. He lists President Bush, President Obama and Tiger Woods as his favorite interviews.

Ryan has an extensive sports background. He worked as a Sports Director in Jacksonville, traveling with the Jaguars as the co-host of their television programming and as a sideline reporter for the Jaguars radio network. He also worked for FOX as a sideline reporter for numerous NFL games. During his time in Florida, Ryan covered several Super Bowls, National College Football championships, and countless races at Daytona.

Ryan has been honored with a number of awards, including an Associated Press honor for his news reports.

Ryan is very active in the local community, including serving on a number of boards. He is also a frequent host of political debates and charity events.

Ryan is married with two boys. His favorite activity, outside of time with his family, is coaching sports. He has coached high school and youth basketball for several years, along with little league baseball.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.