(DeCandido's novelizations of the Anderson films)
Heidi Ellis was a news reporter for Denver's KT3 channel.
When the T-virus spread out from Raccoon City in 2002, Heidi drove around Colorado with Lyndon Barry and Ross Vincent reporting on events as they happened. When the channel went down, they began posting their reports virally to any surviving readers. They were eventually overrun by Zomboids in Boulder and Heidi was bitten. They were saved by Carlos Olivera and Claire Redfield's convoy. Unaware of her condition, Heidi transformed and bit Ross. Claire shot the two of them, personally.