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
Virginia man appears in court to face murder charge in death of Andy Banks
The Virginia man now charged in the murder of Andy Banks appeared in court on Friday to face his latest charge.
'People are stressed out to death:' Dentists seeing spike in cracked or fractured teeth blame pandemic
Some dentists are experiencing a 25 percent rise of bite-related cases and they believe the pandemic could be to blame
'It's pretty dead': Struggling Chapel Hill businesses hoping to score sales with weekend football game
A lack of students on UNC's campus is putting a huge damper on many Chapel Hill businesses along Franklin Street that are usually thriving the Friday before a weekend football game.
Tool helps shoppers find black-owned small businesses in North Carolina
There are more than 600 black-owned business in the Black Dollar NC directory.
60 percent of Raleigh small businesses face closure amid COVID-19: Shop Local Raleigh report
A recent survey by Shop Local Raleigh found 60 percent of small businesses are facing closure. More than 200 owners participated in the questionnaire.
Eye doctors warns of new mask-related condition, effects of remote learning on kids' sight
Though face coverings are a necessary tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19, doctors warned they might be causing an eye condition.
Bowling alleys, gyms, museums allowed to open for first time in months, while other businesses face uncertain futures
While some businesses are ready and eager to turn on the lights, others are waiting until next week to ensure staff is properly trained in the new safety precautions.
Restaurants are notoriously slow on Labor Day weekend. As they struggle financially, here's how you can help
Labor Day is notoriously slow for restaurants. Folks head out of town to the mountains or beach to enjoy the last days of summer. The weekend is hard during normal times, let alone during a pandemic.
Meredith College credits app with helping COVID-19 cases stay low amid in-person learning
Meredith College is reporting a few COVID cases on campus and administrators are crediting the Campus Clear app as one of tools helping to combat the virus.