Elisa Jaffe is well known to both TV viewers and radio listeners in Western Washington. Elisa joined the KOMO News team in 1987. She was born in Niagara Falls, New York but fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and never left. Elisa has been a field reporter, TV news anchor, host and executive producer of KOMO's daily television talk show Northwest Afternoon, morning host on 570 KVI and currently anchors drive time on KOMO News Radio.
Elisa has earned an Edward R. Murrow award and multiple Emmy Awards and her radio newscast has earned Associated Press Awards. She's interviewed a who's who of newsmakers from presidents to movie stars, rockers to royalty, serial killers to secretaries of state. Elisa launched KOMO TV's first hour-long morning newscast and her live reporting of traffic started the Seattle market's use of Department of Transportation cameras to cover commute conditions on TV newscasts.
Before coming to KOMO, Elisa served as an anchor and reporter at WATE-TV in Knoxville, TN. She earned her Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia. When not offering her skills to non-profits, Elisa enjoys spending quality time with her family, traveling, painting, cooking, attending plays and concerts, and hanging with her three dogs and sassy-mouthed rescue parrot.