Born and raised in Rockford, MI, Elliot Grandia got his first taste of news in high school as the anchor for the Beyond the Rock TV newscast after his TV studio teacher persuaded him to take a stab at being in front of the camera.
After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Elliot got his official start in news at the NBC Affiliate in Rockford, IL. Since then he has built his media repertoire as a photographer, producer, reporter, three-time Emmy award winning anchor and most recently as a public relations specialist in Chicago. Elliot is thrilled to be returning the Stateline to anchor for Eyewitness News as the new morning anchor along side longtime friend Whitney Martin and Meteorologist Joey Marino.
Outside of work, Elliot loves cheering on his nieces and nephews at sporting events, concerts, church programs- you name it. His love for food makes him a frequent diner at all the great restaurants the area has to offer. He also loves spending time outside including running and hiking the trails at Rock Cut State Park.