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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The Raleigh City Council has reversed the decision to cut holiday and vacation benefits for firefighters.
A crew from the United Service Organizations of North Carolina spent more than 24 hours on the road as they journeyed from Morrisville to the St. Petersburg-Tampa area.
The United Service Organizations of North Carolina has a truck packed up and ready to roll out Thursday. Staff is heading to Florida to help the National Guard and soldiers from Fort Bragg, who are assisting Hurricane Irma victims.
A "Coming Soon" sign is now posted outside a downtown Raleigh storefront and a small group is feverishly working to open doors. Volunteers are going to unveil a restaurant meant to bring the community together.
Carter Ellis says he was maybe 6-years-old when the two planes crashed into the twin towers and exploded, killing thousands of innocent people and robbing most Americans of their sense of security.