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Elisa was born outside of Detroit, Michigan but raised by a family of New Yorkers and lived in Long Island for many years. She spent several years living in northern Italy with her grandmother and developed an appreciation for the arts/culture as a child. Elisa moved to the Pocono area from New York with her family during her middle school years and loves being apart of the Pocono community. Her younger brother is a JAG lawyer for the US Army.
Elisa has a BA in Communication from East Stroudsburg University. She graduated Cum Laude and was the news director for 90.3 FM WESS (college radio station). She also obtained her M.Ed from Villanova University.
Elisa started with Gary in the Morning in 2002. She spent 5 years at 93.5 FM WSBG as a co-host and writer for the morning show. She spent a little over 2 years producing an internet-based show with Gary. Elisa also has experience teaching high school history classes during her graduate school days outside of the Philadelphia area. She has been with the Gary in the Morning show on Pocono 96.7 FM since 2012. Elisa is the co-host, producer, along with news director.
Presently she is an adjunct professor of the Communication Department at East Stroudsburg University, where she teaches various courses in broadcasting.
When she gets a moment of free time — Elisa enjoys cheering on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey team, shopping, spending time with family, playing video games, singing jazz, and catching up on sleep! She loves to travel and has been to Italy, Switzerland, Canada, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and all over the USA.
Elisa is constantly working within the community. She has been involved with many honorable community organizations and has received awards for her work, including:
*Outstanding Service Award from Monroe County Toys for Tots (2012)
*Best New Business, Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce “Bizzy” Award (2013)
*Greatest Around the Poconos Award for Best Morning Show Radio Team (2013)
*Thank You Recognition from Monroe County Special Olympics Polar Plunge Event (2013)
*NEPA Cystic Fibrosis Finest Under 40 Volunteer Award (2013)
*Recognition for charity work from Women’s Resources of Monroe County (2013 to present)
*Pocono Record’s Top Leaders 40 Under 40 (2013)
*Elisa was featured in Monroe & Pike Life News Publication (2013)
*The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters/PAB Award for Outstanding Radio Team (2014)
*Recognition for work with Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Monroe County (2014, 2015)
*Recognition for work with Children’s Advocacy Center of Monroe County (2014, 2015)
*Elisa, along with The Gary in the Morning Show, was featured in Local Flair Magazine (2014
*Monroe County Image Award for Media Excellence (2015)
*Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters/PAB Award for Commercial Production (2015)
*Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters/PAB Award for Outstanding Radio Team (2016)
*Monroe County Image Award, The Gary in the Morning Show, Community Entertainment (2017)
*Best Support Staff Person, Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce “Bizzy” Award, 2018
Elisa & her husband featured in the December 2017 issue of Stroudsburg Neighbors.
*Frank Shoelch Commitment to Community Award, Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce, 2019