Eli Higgins is a Multimedia Journalist for KAKE News. Originally from Colwich, Kan., his career has taken him on various business and entrepreneurial ventures throughout the United States.
Eager to move back home, he accepted a job as a department head at a retail giant here in Wichita in 2015. Ultimately, his love and passion for the broadcast industry brought him to KAKE in 2017. Since then, he's covered everything from breaking news to local events. He looks forward to getting to know the community better and telling your stories.
Eli is a Private Pilot and enjoys flying to various Kansas airports to check out the local cuisine. One of his favorite destinations is the Airport Steakhouse in Hutchinson (KHUT). In addition to his PPL, he also holds a Part 107 sUAS certificate and is one of KAKE’s drone pilots. He is happy to be settled back in Wichita - the city he will always call home.
In his spare time you can usually find him flying, reading, at the gym, or thinking about business ideas. He’s a bit of an adrenaline junkie, is always up for an adventure and is a self-proclaimed coffee addict.
While he'll always be an entrepreneur at heart, Eli is excited to be part of the KAKE family and looks forward to applying what he's learned in business to his career in the broadcast industry.