After many years of travelling and working as a journalist, Sara Elliott is set to call the University of Windsor home once again. The alumna (BSc 1997) has joined the team in Public Affairs and Communications as research communications officer.
A native of Windsor, she answered the call of wanderlust following her graduation—first to Vancouver, where she never once swam in the ocean, and then to Toronto.
“My lifelong love of writing and talking to people brought me back to Ontario to get a degree in journalism at Ryerson University,” says Elliott.
She put her new career on hold for a sojourn to Scotland.
“I fell in love with Glasgow and return as often as I can,” she says.
In 2006, Elliott returned to Windsor to work as a broadcast journalist at CBC Windsor. She filled a myriad of roles, from radio host, to producer, to reporter, to weather specialist. It was as a television weather presenter she became a recognized face in her hometown and where she had to answer for all kinds of unwelcome weather patterns.
While reporting for CBC, she had the opportunity to meet many of the University’s faculty members and says she is excited to learn more about the work being done on campus.
“I am really looking forward to sharing the exciting stories about the world-class research here,” says Elliott, adding that her broadcast experience will come in handy as she takes up the Research Matters radio show started by her predecessor Stephen Fields.
For the past five years, Elliott acted as a moderator at Bookfest Windsor. This year, on October 26, she will host “Running the Border: Windsor and Detroit Stories.” It’s a perfect fit, she says: “I am an avid Detroit fan and have seriously considered becoming a tour guide!”