Larry Elliott - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

Larry Elliott

Larry Elliott co-anchors ABC12 News This Morning with Autumn Perry and ABC12 News at Noon with Dawn Jones.

He joined the ABC12 News team in 1979 and has held positions as the Saginaw bureau chief, general assignment reporter and automotive editor.

Born in Flint, Larry graduated from Alpena High School and Alpena Community College. He now lives in Frankenmuth with his wife, Susan. They have two sons, five grandsons and two granddaughters.

Larry began his career in radio as a program director and disc jockey at WATZ Radio in Alpena.

From there, he made the move across town to WBKB-TV, where he worked as a staff announcer, photographer, reporter, weather anchor and news anchor.

Larry is an active member of Frankenmuth Bible Church, where he serves as a deacon.

He is a founding board member and treasurer of the Frankenmuth International Aid Foundation, which supports the work of a local missionary doctor and his wife serving in Central America.

The past president of the Frankenmuth Optimist Club, Larry is also a former long-time member and past president of the board of directors of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society.

He has won numerous professional awards, including three Michigan Emmy awards, as well as awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, the Detroit Press Club, the Associated Press and United Press International.  In October 2011, Larry was inducted into the Alpena High School Alumni Hall of Fame and in 2013 he was inducted into the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences Michigan Chapter "Silver Circle" for his distinguished service within the television industry for 25 years or more.

Larry is an avid diver and was involved in organizing and executing three expeditions to the Edmund Fitzgerald shipwreck and in producing three award-winning shipwreck documentaries.

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