Elaina Athans - Reporter at ABC11 WTVD
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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Elaina's Stories
Type 1, Type 2 diabetes cases rising among youth in 'surprising' new CDC study
A new CDC study is shining light on an alarming increase of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in youth.
Residents near Raleigh's North Hills to get rocked by construction blasts
The work being done is part of the Crabtree Creek Pipeline project, which is a major overhaul of the city's aging pipes. Some date back to World War II.
Raleigh offers two programs to help residents pay for home repairs
Raleigh offers deferred loans, which means residents don't have to pay back the money as long as they stay in the home for five years.
New children's book highlights NC's African-American history
The book is called "My NC from A to Z." From the top of the alphabet to the bottom, it shines a light on the important people and significant places that have helped shaped our thriving state.
Judge overturns Silent Sam settlement between UNC, Sons of Confederate Veterans
A judge has overturned the controversial deal between the UNC System and the Sons of Confederate Veterans that gave the group control of the fallen Silent Sam monument.
Wake Forest teen makes 'miracle' recovery after near decapitation in fatal head-on collision
A Wake Forest teenager's recovery at WakeMed Hospital is being called a "miracle," by doctors as well as her mother.
'It's really ridiculous': Wake residents sound off on new tax assessments
On Monday night, Wake County residents got their first chance to talk about the rising property values.
Mental health awareness takes center stage at Hurricanes game
At Friday night's game, the Hurricanes hosted a "Hockey Talks" game, an effort that first started in 2013 to spread mental health awareness.
Cary launching free home repair program for seniors, low-income families
Officials are launching a new rehabilitation program where seniors and low-income families that qualify can get home repairs done for free.
Man killed wife, 3 children, family dog before killing self in Craven County, deputies say
A man shot and killed his wife and three children and their family dog before turning the gun on himself, according to Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes.