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
'We're here': Eateries calling for community support during Triangle Restaurant Week
Triangle Restaurant Week is returning and offering hungry customers a chance to try new places at a discount.
'We can't get any more': Stores struggle to restock shelves for another winter storm
The Triangle is gearing up for its third wintry weather event of the month and the North Carolina Department of Transportation said this time, it will not brine the roads.
May be nearing Omicron peak, UNC doctor says; so what's next?
The latest statewide data shows one in three COVID-19 tests are coming back positive and cases have shot up 80 percent since last Thursday.
Jewish community striving to 'stay strong' after Texas synagogue terror
President Biden and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation are now calling Saturday morning's events at Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, an "act of terror" in which the Jewish community was directly targeted.
Many left stranded at RDU after winter weather cancels dozens of flights
Flights are cancelled at RDU Airport Monday morning through the evening because of the wintry weather and the changes are leaving folks stranded.
Crews begin brining roads ahead of icy weekend weather
Department of Transportation crews began brining roads Thursday morning ahead of the anticipated wintry mix on Sunday.
'$40 more than I would have spent normally': Sticker shock for Triangle grocery shoppers
Shoppers are expressing their frustrations at soaring prices after taking their carts down grocery store aisles and to the register.
'Hardest thing I ever done': Desperate Raleigh gym owner starts GoFundMe to save small business
Many small businesses are desperate for relief and a cash infusion from the COVID-19 crisis. One Raleigh business owner says he had to muscle up a great deal of strength to ask for help through a fundraiser.
Excitement and 'anxiety' at NC universities for spring semester start
There was a mix of emotions as thousands of students returned to North Carolina universities for the start of the spring semester.
Restaurants and hotels see a rise in business for New Years' Eve
Business owners are thankful to end the year on a strong note as some restaurants and hotels are booked out for New Year's Eve celebrations.