Elaine Rojas-Castillo has been with the TMJ4 News Today team as a reporter and multimedia journalist since November of 2021. A proud first-generation daughter of Dominican immigrants, Elaine is honored to be able to represent her community and advocate for diversity in all environments. Fluent in Spanish and French, she hopes to bridge the gap between the newsroom and better tell the stories of the Southeast Wisconsin region.
Elaine received her bachelor's degree in Political Science from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and her Master of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago.
Having traveled extensively throughout Europe while studying abroad in Paris, she became captivated by the study of stories, pushing her to want to pursue journalism and explore everything the world has to offer.
She began her on-air career as a reporter for KNDU in Tri-Cities, WA and worked as an intern for NBC News in the Midwest bureau.
A Chicago native, Elaine previously worked as a multimedia journalist and anchor for WIFR in Rockford, IL for 3 years, launching a long-form investigative political series and working on in-depth pieces ranging from the impact of domestic violence on children and infertility. She also produced and anchored the station’s First at Four newscast.
When she’s not reporting, you can find Elaine watching her favorite sitcoms or true crime shows, checking out the newest bookstore and spending as much time as she can with her friends and family.
You can find Elaine on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @ElaineRCTV. Or send her an email at Elaine.Rojas-Castillo@tmj4.com.