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TV presenter, Journalist and Magazine Columnist


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 write, host and present across all media formats.

Current Work:

A not-so-secret rev-head, Elise is one of Australia’s few women motoring journalist. Elise was a TV presenter on motoring show WhichCar airing on Channel Ten. In addition to filming, Elise writes online motoring content for and articles for other ARE Media publications like Wheels. Elise is motoring editor and has a monthly car column in Belle and House&Garden magazines.
Elise is a sought-after MC, hosting at several automotive events, including the prestigious Australian Motoring Awards, the Porsche Taycan launch and the Ferrari Women’s lunch.
In addition, Elise is the motoring contributor for Stella Women’s Car Insurance.
Yes, here’s a woman who can talk the “torque”!
For many years Elise was columnist for the Herald Sun, filing regular opinion pieces and long format articles for the Weekend Magazine. She has also contributed feature writing for magazines including Vogue.
Elise can be heard on the radio - as co-host on national program the House of Wellness on Nine Radio, fill-in host on 3AW’s Afternoons, regular contributor to The Weekend Break and Afternoons with DeeDee, and often locking horns with - and winning arguments against - her husband, Drive radio broadcaster Tom Elliott.

Previous Experience

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.

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 in the Press Gallery for the Seven Network.

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.
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.

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