Elisa DiStefano is an entertainment journalist, versatile host, content creator and seasoned, award winning features reporter.
With over a decade of experience in live and breaking news, Elisa reports regularly on the red carpet and at celebrity events featuring A-list talent. She covers the Hamptons summer scene extensively with access to exclusive events.
Elisa hosts and produces segments featuring everything from food to fashion to personalities as diverse as Julie Andrews to Justin Bieber, Bill Murray to Billy Joel to (a little one on one with) Venus Williams.
On-camera adventures range from rappelling down a building, to flying upside down with the Air National Guard Aerobatic Team, to diving with sharks to (this perhaps the scariest) dancing with the stars.
Elisa has extensive live experience, anchoring daily entertainment news segments and filling in as news anchor. She has also covered breaking news and traffic from the studio and from a chopper high above NYC.
Elisa is a newly published author. She co-wrote The Bridal Body book published by Motivational Press.
Her celebrity and feature articles are featured in numerous publications including Entertainment Weekly and Long Island Pulse Magazine. She is a regular contributor and the Arts & Entertainment Expert for Luxury Living Magazine, and writes the weekly Hamptons Buzz for amNewYork and Newsday in the summer season.
Elisa has been honored by many charitable organizations for her contributions to the community, including being named Humanitarian of the Year by the American Cancer Society. Elisa enjoys volunteering her time to help a variety of causes, and hosts many charity events including her own Sneakers and Sandals Beach Ball, benefiting Long Island Cares. She is also a proud member of the Junior League.
Elisa is a graduate of Boston University College of Communication and Delta Gamma alum. She is a new mom to her baby boy Christian. She owns two restaurants, MO’NELISA Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria and The Point Ale House & Grill, on Long Island’s south shore with her husband, CBS Sports College Basketball analyst Mo Cassara.