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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Local historically black colleges and universities are experiencing a spike in donations in 2016 and some people are attributing it to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Wake County School Board members will have to make tough decisions in the coming weeks as they work to fill a multi-million dollar budget gap.
Funeral services took place Wednesday for three of the officers killed in an ambush last Thursday in Dallas. Among the mourners were officers from several North Carolina law enforcement agencies.
With law enforcement body and dash camera video getting harder to view in North Carolina, the ACLU is urging people to download its Mobile Justice app that can be used to record interactions with police officers.
The bill signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory details who can view and obtain footage from body and dashboard camera. The footage is no longer public record.