Why she's interesting: The Chicago native began anchoring Cleveland 19 News' weekday 5-7 a.m. newscast in August as the station switched from its tabloid-style 19 Action News format to a more traditional broadcast. She brings 7 1/2 years' experience to covering local stories such as the death of 3-year-old Major Howard, who was killed in a September drive-by shooting and a 17-year-old's battle with sickle cell anemia. And she is an Internet sensation. A video of her dancing to Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" during a commercial break went viral in 2012.
Changing Lanes: Ewing was an English major at the Ohio State University when she met an employee from the Columbus NBC affiliate who recruited her as a morning-show camera operator. She began contemplating a career in broadcast journalism after watching a reporter who'd just had a baby express total disinterest in covering another child's disappearance. "I was like, Maybe I should go into TV. I don't have the ego, and I really care about people."
New News: She's excited to be part of building a quality news operation at Cleveland 19 News. "It takes a big person, a big company, to say, 'Hey, we didn't do a great job on that. We're going to apologize, and we're going to try to do it over.' I appreciate that."
"Holden Arbotrerium has such natural beauty, I love places that are created by God.It makes you appreciate life uninterrupted."
Reporting Skills: While the station has changed the sensationalistic way it covers stories, it won't alter the kinds of stories it covers. And her relatable girl-next-door appeal will help with the transition. "I'll take a picture of my puppy in the window at my place [and share it]. Why not?"
Just Dance: It isn't uncommon for Ewing to break into song and dance during commercial breaks. "If I could do my entire life over, I would be a performer of some kind."
Fame Game: When Ewing turned down CNN's request for an interview about her viral video — she'd already promised the Today show an exclusive — the producer put her favorite CNN correspondent, Jeanne Moos, on the phone. "I started to scream, 'Oh, my God! Jeanne, it's you!' She had to reel me back in. I was a total fan."