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Jonathan Elias

WBZ-TV's Jonathan EliasFor more than a quarter century, Jonathan Elias has been an award winning journalist. Elias co-anchors WBZ-TV News at 6PM with co-anchor Paula Ebben, and they co-anchor WBZ-TV News at 10PM on sister-station myTV38 (WSBK-TV).

April 2013 he was standing on the Boston Marathon finish line when the first bomb went off. That set into motion a week of coverage that he will never forget. WBZ-TV News was honored for coverage of that event with an Alfred I. duPont Award as well as a George Foster Peabody Award. Months earlier, Elias was field anchoring from the scene of the Newtown School shooting. For their work on that tragedy, WBZ-TV was honored with a National Emmy Award. Since joining the team in 2007, he has won ten Emmy awards including Best Anchor and Best Reporter three times. In addition to his work with local charities, Elias is involved with the U.S. Military. He has served as the Honorary Commander of Hanscom Air Force Base and is an instructor once a year at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Elias joined WBZ-TV from KNXV in Phoenix, AZ. He served as the main anchor for five years. He also traveled the country reporting stories such as Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, and the Washington D.C. sniper shootings. While in Phoenix his investigative work won him a George Foster Peabody Award, an Emmy award, a National Headliner Award, and an Investigative Reporters and Editors certificate. He also formed the “Welcome Home Project” to honor and recognize returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Prior to Phoenix, Elias was the main anchor at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, CA. In his five years at the station, he won a Golden Mike for his work during the Jewish Day Care Center shooting. He also anchored for hours following the crash of Alaskan Airlines flight 261. He spent a great deal of time helping local charities with fundraisers and events, and he also helped promote awareness about the need to build the World War 11 Memorial in Washington D.C.

In the early 90’s Elias worked at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, MN. He was the 5pm anchor and 10pm reporter. He traveled the country covering a variety of stories including the Oklahoma City bombing, the crash of TWA flight 800, the Northridge earthquake, and the O.J. Simpson murder trial. He was a part of the team that won a George Foster Peabody Award, and he won Emmy awards for his anchoring and reporting.

Early in his career, Elias worked in Birmingham, Alabama and Sacramento, California. In that time he’s headed up an investigative unit, been a traveling correspondent that reported from the L.A. Riots, Oakland Hills Fire, Landers Earthquake and a half dozen huge wildfires. In all, he has won a Dupont Award, 2 Peabody Awards, a National Emmy Award, and 20 Emmys.

Jonathan has a B.A. in history from California State University at Northridge. He and his wife Holly met when they were five years old. He has two kids and loves spending his off time with his family. He enjoys golf, martial arts, weightlifting, rock climbing, and target shooting. Now and then he likes to play the piano or “pick his banjo.”

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