Elie is excited to start his career as a multimedia meteorologist at WBKB-TV! He was raised in Toronto, Ontario where his fascination with weather began in sixth grade science class, learning about natural disasters. His interest in severe weather grew during high school, mainly because of the Vaughan, Ontario tornadoes of August 2009. Another storm that solidified his passion for meteorology was the southern Ontario ice storm of December 2013.
He earned his Honors Bachelor’s of Science in Atmospheric Science and Certificate in Meteorology in 2017. In his final year of university, he served as secretary for the York Atmospheric Science Club (YASC). During summer 2016, he earned a certificate in broadcast journalism from the Summer Institute of Multi-platform Journalism at Seneca College in Toronto. He learned from well-known broadcasters in Toronto in all forms of multimedia, and the institute really helped him flourish his broadcasting skills on TV, radio and online.
Outside of the weather, he enjoys playing Broadway tunes on the piano, and also practiced karate for 12 years, having earned his second degree black belt in 2014 — but his foremost passion is the weather! He finds every form of weather amazing, from frigid blizzards to summertime heat waves, and loves to communicate his passion for weather with others.
If you would like to contact Elie with questions or comments, please e-mail him at email@example.com.