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.
Elise Elliott’s media career spans more than twenty-five years across television, radio and print. A not-so-secret rev-head, Elise is one of Australia’s few women motoring journalists. She was a presenter on Network Ten’s motoring show WhichCar. In addition to TV, Elise writes online motoring content for Belle and House&Garden magazines. Elise is also the motoring contributor for Stella Women’s Car Insurance. Yes, here’s a woman who can talk the “torque”!
Elise can be heard on the radio as a co-host on Nine Radio’s national program the House of Wellness and a regular fill-in host on 3AW’s Breakfast and Afternoons shows. You can also hear Elise locking horns with – and winning arguments against – her husband, Drive radio broadcaster Tom Elliott on their podcast The Elliott Exchange.
Elise is a sought-after MC. She has hosted several automotive events, including the prestigious Australian Motoring Awards, the Porsche Taycan launch, and the Ferrari Women’s lunch in addition to RipCurl events.
When not shackled to her computer you’ll find Elise behind the wheel of her beloved ’68 Mustang convertible – or out on the waves with her Mini Mal, indulging in her latest passion, surfing.
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.
When not shackled to her computer you’ll find Elise out on the waves with her Mini Mal, indulging in her latest passion, surfing. Recently Elise was MC for the RipCurl Women’s launch.