New Leaders Dialogues on Leadership Eliza Wing President and CEO, cleveland.com
Reservation Eliza Wing heads cleveland.com, Northeast Ohio's premiere news and information website.
After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1981, Wing lived and worked in New York City as an editor at Rolling Stone and then New York Woman. She also wrote for several popular magazines, including Rolling Stone, New York Woman, Self, Redbook, Working Woman, and Musician.
In 1995, Wing began working as editorial director of the internet's first bookstore, Books.com. She then joined Plain Dealer New Media in 1996, where she worked on the development of a news and information site for Cleveland. At that time, the internet was in its formative stages; Wing, as editor-in-chief, was able to create "Cleveland Live" from the ground up. The site launched in June 1996.
Soon after, Plain Dealer New Media's changed to Cleveland Live, Inc. and was incorporated separately from The Plain Dealer. Wing was named President and CEO in 1997. In 2001, the site evolved into cleveland.com. Cleveland.com has become this region's most extensive and trafficked web site with media alliances, including The Plain Dealer, Sun Newspapers, WKYC-TV3, and WTAM 1100. Under Wing's direction, the site has grown from a little over 9,000 page views a week to reaching 750,000 unique users a month.
Wing participates on various boards in the area including the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, The Center for Families and Children, The U.S. Bank Advisory Board, Birchwood School, and The New Media Federation of the Newspaper Association of America. She is also a member of In Counsel With Women and the 2001 Leadership Cleveland Class of 2001.