Elaina Athans
Elaina Athans joined ABC11 Eyewitness News in February 2013 as a general assignment reporter and is thrilled to be a part of the most talented news team in the Triangle.

Before coming to ABC 11 Eyewitness News, Elaina was the lead reporter at YNN Hudson Valley. She was a charter member of the startup 24-hour local cable news channel located about an hour north of New York City. She provided extensive coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Hurricanes Sandy and Irene, and was generously invited to travel with World War II veterans on an Honor Flight to our nation's capital. Elaina was also an anchor and reporter at the ABC affiliate WMDT in Salisbury, Md. She additionally had worked WZBN in Trenton, N.J. and News 12 Long Island.

The Hofstra University graduate is originally from New Jersey. She now resides in Raleigh.

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Transgender woman Angela Bridgman arrived at the legislature Wednesday on a mission to get her message across to House Bill 2 supporters. She visited a number of lawmakers.
A group of African American pastors and faith leaders is taking aim at the Attorney General over comments she made about transgender rights.
The Charlotte City Council is standing by its non-discrimination ordinance in spite of pressure to repeal it. The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce is pushing the council to take it off the books.
The music group Maroon 5 announced on its website Friday it is cancelling upcoming performances in Charlotte on September 11 and another at PNC Arena in Raleigh on September 12 because of North Carolina's recently passed HB2 law.
Republicans are blasting State Attorney General Roy Cooper for refusing to defend HB2 in court.