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Elisha Machado

Elisha Machado is thrilled to join the FOX61 news team as a reporter.
Credit: FOX61

Elisha Machado is thrilled to join the FOX61 news team as a reporter. She values the opportunity to bring stories that matter to Connecticut communities.

Elisha is no stranger to New England. She was a political correspondent in Boston for WWLP-22News. She was the only television reporter in Massachusetts working daily out of the State House, allowing her to speak with top state lawmakers and get the scoop on the latest political developments.

Prior to FOX61, Elisha was an anchor/reporter in California for KION News. She reported on major stories including Emmy-nominated coverage of a mass shooting at a festival in Gilroy and a historic wildfire season.

Elisha began her career in news as a web producer at NECN and NBC Boston. She also had the privilege of working at Boston 25 News and WLOX on the Gulf Coast as an intern.

Elisha is a proud graduate of Boston University where she studied journalism and political science. While at BU, she was vice president of the Society of Professional Journalists and editor-in-chief of the university’s lifestyle magazine.

Giving back to the community is important to Elisha. She is a recipient of the Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award for her work as a youth mentor and dance instructor.

When she’s not in front of the camera at FOX61, you can find her in front of an audience performing as a competitive ballroom and Latin dancer.

She is also a self-proclaimed foodie and enjoys exploring local restaurants and bakeries. Send her recommendations for your favorite spots to check out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.