Elisa Jaffe

Reporter

Elisa Jaffe
Elisa Jaffe
Reporter
Elisa Jaffe is well-known to both TV viewers and radio listeners in Western Washington.

Elisa has earned an Edward R. Murrow award and multiple Emmy Awards and for her reporting, writing, and producing. Her career in Seattle includes reporting and anchoring for KOMO 4 News, serving as host and executive producer of Northwest Afternoon, the award-winning daily talk show, hosted the morning drive news radio program Smart Talk Mornings on 570 KVI, and voice-over work for STAR 101.5 Radio and charitable causes.

The list of personalities Elisa has interviewed reads like a who’s who of newsmakers: ranging from Presidents Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter, Rob Lowe to Ellen DeGeneres; from secretaries of state to serial killers, royalty to rock stars. Her compelling reports have circled the globe on CNN and the web.

Elisa launched KOMO TV’s station’s first hour-long morning newscast, “The Morning Express,” in 1989 where she introduced Dept. of Transportation traffic cameras to the market after using the then-new technology in one of her news reports. During her journalism career, she covered 9-11, the Oklahoma City bombing, the deadly Northridge, California earthquake, the fall of famous evangelists, and the rise of many reality stars.

The nimble journalist knows how to draw information out of a wide variety of personalities as her fans can attest whether she interviewed Colin Powell, Simon Cowell, Tom Cruise, Dolly Parton, Donald Trump, or Jon Bon Jovi.

She has reported for Good Morning America, National Public Radio, WATE-TV in Knoxville and KOMU TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Jaffe is very active in the Greater Seattle community and often can be seen emceeing and supporting fundraisers for a number of organizations.

Elisa is a busy single mom who devotes much of her spare time to non-profits including the Crisis Clinic of King County, Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus. Elisa holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri at the Columbia School of Journalism.

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