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Elijah Westbrook is an accomplished journalist, recognized with an Emmy award for his exceptional work. He became a part of the CBS New York team in January 2022, bringing his expertise and passion to the newsroom.
Elijah graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2015, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in marketing. His career started as a news associate at “CBS This Morning” (now “CBS Mornings”), allowing him to gain valuable experience in the industry.
After a year with the show, he embarked on his on-air journey as a reporter for WROC News 8 in Rochester, New York. During his time there, he covered high-profile court cases, politics, and tackled major weather events, including blizzards and flooding.
In 2019, Elijah transitioned to WBFF Fox45 in Baltimore, Maryland, where he served as a morning news reporter and later became a fill-in anchor. His investigative work uncovered political corruption within city hall, and he was among the first to break the news of a scandal that eventually led to criminal charges against former Mayor Catherine Pugh. Elijah’s dedication and comprehensive reporting on a Black Lives Matter protest in the summer of 2020 earned him an Emmy award.
Beyond his journalistic pursuits, Elijah enjoys traveling, running, spending quality time with his loved ones, and indulging in documentaries, particularly those centered around infrastructure. Interestingly, prior to his career in journalism, he aspired to be a civil engineer and contribute to the design of city neighborhoods.
Hailing from Harlem, NYC, Elijah and his family avidly watched WCBS while growing up. It is a dream come true and a full-circle moment for him to now work with the station. He is thrilled to be reporting in the bustling metropolis of New York City.
If you have a story idea, Elijah welcomes you to reach out to him via email or through his social media accounts, where he is actively engaged with the audience.