Elise Elliott (née Mooney's) passion for journalism began in 1989 when she was elected editor of the Melbourne University newspaper Farrago. After finishing her Arts degree, Elise completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism at RMIT.
In 1993 she was spirited off to Tasmania where she secured her first job in television working as a reporter and newsreader for TasTV, Hobart.
Elise's next move took her deep into the world of politics, moving to Canberra as a political correspondent for the Seven Network. She covered two federal election campaigns, including the changing of the guard in 1996 with the Coalition seizing power after 13 years. Four years in the Press Gallery meant mixing, meeting and interviewing everyone from the loony to the luminary, from Bill Clinton to the Dalai Lama.
While based in Canberra she covered the Pacific Islands Forum as well as the Thredbo landslide tragedy with one of her stories airing on CNN.
In 1998, Elise moved to Sydney and the realm of current affairs to work on Seven's Today Tonight. Here, Elise also hosted various programs including the late news and Sunrise. She also read the news for Sky News.
After almost a decade away from Melbourne, Elise returned home to Today Tonight's Melbourne office. She represented the show at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, filing sports features for the program.
In 2003 Elise was recruited by the Nine Network to work for A Current Affair. Stories have been as diverse as covering the 2006 Academy Awards in the Unites States, interviewing Sting in the UK, and covering a charity renovation for young cancer victim Tyler Fyshlock.
In 2007 she completed the Kokoda Track on behalf of her 90 year-old digger uncle, filing ACA, Sunday Program and Herald Sun pieces in the process.
Elise has presented Nine's evening news service Nightline and worked on 3AW's Weekend Break and is a regular contributor to the Herald Sun
Elise Elliott travels from Victoria Australia
"Saxton staff are always very helpful, professional and attentive. I found Lauren to be very responsive and very quick to answer queries and respond to any emails."
University of Queensland
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