Ella Sogomonian produces and anchors KRON ON, the first 24/7 local news app she helped launch in the Bay Area. You can catch her live delivering breaking news and interviews! Before the app, Ella was a Video Journalist covering the entire region in front of, and behind, the camera for the evening newscasts.
In addition to local and breaking news, Ella reports on developments in the tech industry as well as major issues including the housing, homeless, and wildfire crises.
Deadly fire coverage is unfortunately becoming an annual event in Northern California. Ella has reported on the Clayton and Wine Country Fires that decimated towns leveling them to rubble, and claimed innocent lives. Ella was on the ground for weeks meeting survivors and sharing stories about the victims as she paced around the still-hot-ground where homes and businesses once stood.
Shortly after she was brought on to KRON 4, Ella broke the news about the fatal Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland that tragically killed 36 music lovers in December 2016 to the newsroom and on Twitter. She reported on the investigation and met with victim’s friends and artists. The KRON 4 news team was recognized for the coverage with an Emmy. She also reported on the unprecedented decision by a San Francisco judge to hold agro-business giant Monsanto responsible for causing cancer with their weed-killer Roundup.
In an exclusive report, Ella exposed a housing promise by the Notre Dame De Namur University that was not followed through with in time for the start of their Fall semester, leaving dozens of veterans anxious at the last minute. The group credits her report for helping to secure that housing, and saving each of them thousands of dollars.
In an effort to promote criminal justice reform Ella featured a Silicon Valley employee who was hired by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative after completing a coding program with the non-profit The Last Mile while serving time In San Quentin Prison. She showed that given the tools and the will to succeed, inmates can turn their back to a life of crime once released, reducing recidivism.
Ella moved to the Bay Area from Yuma, Arizona where she worked as both a Multi-Media Journalist reporting by day and anchor-producer by night for KECY-TV. Reporting at the Southern border, Ella met with migrant field workers to highlight their hours-long, daily commute from their homes in Mexico to the fields in America because of an outdated port. She continued to reveal how we get the food we eat by unearthing the mystery behind the multi-billion dollar agriculture industry. Ella received awards from the Yuma County and the Arizona Farm Bureaus for her coverage on water conservation, technological advancements, and worker shortages.
Growing up in equally eclectic SoCal, she learned to speak three languages: English, Russian, Spanish and she understands Armenian.
Ella is happy to connect with all walks of life and always looks forward to meeting more people in the community! She is grateful to be able to check out the art scene and take in the breathtaking views that make commuting in traffic a little less painful.