Elly Cosgrove

Elly Cosgrove

Wilmington, NC

Elly Cosgrove joined the WECT team in May of 2020 as a nightside producer. Almost a year later, she transitioned into a reporting role.

Elly grew up in Wilmington and graduated from Hoggard High School in 2015. She went on to play college volleyball at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. where she majored in business journalism. Elly also interned for WECT News the summer after her sophomore year of college.

After graduation, Elly moved to New York City and joined CNBC as a rotating news associate. She served as a producer for Closing Bell, wrote for CNBC's digital breaking news team, and produced for CNBC's assignment desk.

Once the covid-19 pandemic hit, Elly decided to leave the city and return to her hometown station.

She hasn't looked back since and is ecstatic to be back on the coast, closer to family and telling the stories of the place that raised her. When she's not working you might find Elly playing beach volleyball, cruising down the Intracoastal Waterway or hanging out with family.


Recent Articles by Elly

  Businesses, people taking different approaches after most mask requirements lifted

  Bride hopes Spanx founder says ‘I do’ to mentoring her charitable brand

Oceanic fills giant champagne flute with Orangina in fundraising event

  Ocean Ridge Plantation holds candlelight vigil

  WPD officers recognized for life saving efforts at awards ceremony

  Colonial Pipeline cyberattack creates uncertainty around the pump in southeastern North Carolina

  Boat sale surge sails into 2021

  ‘I’ll leave a legend’: 67-year-old UNCW graduate lives up to his promise after returning to college

  ‘It moved pretty rapidly’: School building heavily damaged after fire breaks through ceiling

  Business, Mayor Saffo share enthusiasm for highly anticipated entertainment venue

  Man recalls tragic rip current rescue in first trip back to Kure Beach

Growth of Crafted Maker’s Market nod to expansion of Cargo District in Wilmington

  Downtown locals, visitors react to Governor’s executive order relaxing outdoor mask mandate

  Locals react to new outdoor mask guidance issued by CDC

  Community holds paddle out to celebrate Jessica Embry’s life

  ‘She’s a jewel’: Community celebrates retired principal, community activist’s 100th birthday

  The Pointe 14 reopens to moviegoers for the first time in over a year

  NHC school board decides to remove former Hoggard coach’s name from volleyball court

  ‘Gave everything to serve’: Community remembers beloved teacher, missionary, friend

Nancy Jo’s Homemade opens Carolina Beach location

  Wilmington parents create patented safety product for glider chairs

  Wilmington Marathon gives Port City businesses a boost

  City Leaders, Plastic Ocean Project, NCDOT partner up for litter sweep