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
Wake County voters leading charge in total ballots cast in North Carolina
Wake County voters have cast the most ballots out of any North Carolina county.
Planning to vote early? Here's why this is the perfect time
Wake County officials say polling sites are typically packed the first week of early voting and as the window closing, there will be another crush of voters. But now, there is a lull.
Raleigh trolley offers free rides to polls as early voting numbers double from 2016 election
There are no early voting locations in downtown Raleigh, so the Great Raleigh Trolley is making free runs to the polls so voters can let their voices be heard.
Wedding planner fights for racial equity in North Carolina's 'divided' industry
The wedding industry is a billion dollar economic driver in North Carolina. Large-scale events are at a standstill because of COVID-19 restrictions, but one wedding planner is using this break in business to spark change at the roughly 1,500 venues in the
An $80M affordable housing bond for Raleigh is on the ballot. Here's what that means.
The City of Raleigh is hoping voters back an $80 million plan to offer more affordable housing. A referendum is on the November ballot.
New program looks to provide heaters to Raleigh bars, restaurants during cooler months of the pandemic
After already losing so much due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some restaurant and bar owners are preparing to make another investment. Small businesses need heaters for outdoor space and a new program could help them financially.
Clyde Cooper's BBQ reopens in downtown Raleigh - for now
The boards remain up at Clyde Cooper's BBQ, but the Wilmington Street institution reopened Wednesday for a two-week trial run.
'There are things to do in Wake County': Raleigh touts downtown business
Visit Raleigh is launching a recovery campaign using a $1.25 million grant to let people know that many businesses are open and waiting in the downtown area.
'I have to stress about budget:' These grocery store products are more expensive amid the COVID-19 pandemic
More than 40 percent of people surveyed said they're simply eating less meat because of the prices and they're also cutting back in other areas.
Driver charged in hit-and-run that killed Cary woman walking dogs
Nancy Grace Mallian, 65, of Cary and one of her dogs was killed in the early Friday morning hit-and-run. The driver of the box truck has since been arrested and charged