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
Knightdale police looking to identify Mingo Creek Greenway trail assault suspect
Both assaults happened near the Widewaters community trail head, just off Widewaters Parkway, police said.
Downtown Raleigh rebounding from the pandemic as 4 new businesses open their doors
25 new businesses have opened and 23 established spots have reopened their doors since the beginning of the year.
Duke professor explains why cash incentives for vaccinations work
North Carolina's financial incentive plan is similar to the one in Ohio, which led to a large increase in vaccinations.
Meet the three candidates for Raleigh's next police chief
The city of Raleigh has narrowed down its nationwide search to three candidate finalists for a new city police chief as Cassandra Deck-Brown retires June 30.
Players Retreat starts handing out buttons to vaccinated guests for when it reopens
For now, just temporarily, the owner wants guests who have been fully vaccinated to dine indoors and people who have not are asked to hang outside in the patio area.
Triangle Restaurant Week kicks off with fewer participants this year
The founder said participation is down 50 percent because of staffing shortages.
Wake County deputy shot at apartment complex in Raleigh while serving eviction notice
Raleigh police identified the suspect as 32-year-old Eddie Craig.
NCDOT, Salvation Army gearing up for start of hurricane season
Tuesday marked the official start of hurricane season and people around the state are beginning to gear up for possible severe weather.
NC 6th most popular place to relocate during pandemic, report says
National moving companies are tracking which states are experiencing the strongest exodus and then those receiving the largest influx of newcomers.
Staffing shortage forces some local favorites to close on Memorial Day weekend
Some businesses, like the popular sweet treat shop Andia's Ice Cream, lost out on Memorial Day weekend due to a persisting labor shortage.