2017 CKW LUXE STAR AWARDS
Gina Gaston Elie: A Journalist Who Gives Generously of Her Time
CKW Luxe is proud to announce that Gina Gaston Elie is our honoree for the Stellar Award. This award goes to a woman who is philanthropic and also has superior taste in fashion.
“I think we should improve the place where we are—the corner of the world in which we live. Be kind, find a way to affirm people, see their needs, and when we can, meet that need.”—Gina Gaston Elie.
Gina Gaston Elie has been a television news journalist for 30 years. Currently, Gina is the lead anchor/reporter at KTRK-TV and has been with the station in that capacity since 2001. As the main anchor of the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, Gina is the first female and African-American to hold that position at KTRK. Prior to rejoining KTRK in 2001—she had previously worked there from 1992 to 1999 as co-anchor of 13 Eyewitness News at 6 p.m.—Gina was co-anchor of MSNBC’s HomePage, along with Ashleigh Banfield and Mika Brezinski.
Gina has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, where she did a double major in journalism and communications and a minor in international relations. Although many career paths were open to her with these qualifications, Gina chose to pursue broadcast journalism. She just knew it was her calling.