About Elisa

Elisa DiStefano is an entertainment journalist, versatile host 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. 

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 in the summer season. 

Elisa was voted Best Local TV reporter by the Long Island Press several years running. She’s been honored for her work on her weekly animal adoption segment and was also 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 local organizations. 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 newly-wed and the creator of the blog Our Something New that chronicled her wedding planning and new life with her now husband, Coach Mo Cassara (and her babies, their two Golden Retrievers!).