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Senior Reporter, Radio Presenter and terrific MC


Elise Elliott’s media career spans more than twenty-five years across the trifecta of television, radio and print. Elise’s experience has given her the journalistic edge to expertly interview guests, host panels, present events and act as MC for big events.

Current Work

Elise is a prolific freelance writer. She is currently a columnist for the Herald Sun, filing regular opinion pieces and long format articles for the Weekend Magazine. As a secret rev-head, Elise really knows her ‘torque’! She has reviewed cars for Wheels Magazine and online. She has hosted and acted as MC to several automotive events. She has also contributed feature writing for magazines including Vogue.

Elise can be heard on the radio doing various segments on 3AW. These include The Weekend Break, and often locking horns with - and winning arguments against - her husband, Drive radio broadcaster Tom Elliott.

Previous Experience

Media:Elise’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.

TV: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.

Politics:Elise's next move took her deep into the world of politics, moving to Canberra as a political correspondent in the Press Gallery for the Seven Network.

Host:Here, Elise also hosted various programs including the late news and Sunrise. She also read the news for Sky News.

News:In 2003 Elise was recruited by the Nine Network to work for A Current Affair based in Melbourne where she stayed for twelve years. During this time she also presented Nine's evening news service Nightline.

Interests: Elise is a mother and obsessive skier. When not shackled to her computer you’ll find Elise out on the waves, indulging in her latest passion - surfing!

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