Elsa Gillis joined the Eyewitness News team in November 2015 as a reporter, and she’s thrilled to be in Charlotte.
Originally from Newtown, Connecticut, Elsa is excited to make Charlotte her new home and explore all the city and beautiful North Carolina have to offer.
Elsa comes to Charlotte from Shreveport, Louisiana. There she worked as an investigative reporter and anchor at KTBS/KPXJ. She had the opportunity to really dig deep into waste at the local school system, an alleged “secret wait list" at the area's VA hospital, troubling mental health care access and the complicated incarceration system in what is the prison capital of the world.
Before her move down to Shreveport, Elsa worked as a reporter and then as the evening anchor/producer at WUTR/WFXV in Utica, N.Y. She received her degree in American Studies from Cornell University.
When she's not reporting, Elsa loves to cook, sing, listen to music and spend time outdoors. She can’t wait to explore the vibrant city of Charlotte, so feel free to send any recommendations of things to eat, see or do her way.
What she loves most about her job is having the opportunity to meet different people and tell stories that make a difference in the community. If you would like to say hello, or have a story idea please reach out on Twitter: @ElsaWSOC9, Facebook or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
She covers a lot in her courses around race and culture, from religion, immigration, the Holocaust, early colonialism and exploration, to the history of plantations in our own backyards, and recent events, like the Black Lives Matter movement.