Elina Shirazi is the space coast reporter at FOX 35 News. Elina graduated from American University in 2015. Before coming to the area, Elina worked for Fox News in Miami as a multimedia reporter. Most notably she covered the 2020 United States presidential election and Florida news, including the state's recovery from Hurricane Michael, and the Super Bowl. Elina also traveled across the country for major breaking news, and also reported on the Iranian government's lack of transparency during COVID-19. Elina is excited to continue reporting in Florida and covering space coast news, including SpaceX launches and NASA.
Elina began her career as a producer for Fox News and later worked as a reporter and anchor for WDVM-TV, a station covering Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Elina is originally from Northern Virginia but considers Florida to be her new home. Fun fact, Elina is bilingual, she can speak Farsi fluently, and is always brushing up on her Spanish and French.
In her spare time she loves traveling, reading, and finding new stories to uncover.
A steady stream of parents in Central Florida are getting their back-to-school shopping done as school starts back up in two weeks.
The launch of a United Launch Alliance rocket carrying Boeing's Starliner capsule has met another setback.
A failed mission to the International Space Station in 2019 created a lot of disappointment for Boeing. Almost two years later, their Starliner space capsule is getting ready for a do-over in space for their un-crewed mission this Friday.
Royal Caribbean’s test cruise is a mix of employees and volunteers. People boarding the ship Tuesday morning said they are absolutely thrilled to be going on the journey.
Businesses are excited for what's to come as cruise ships start sailing from Port Canaveral.
Majestic oak trees line a stretch of Rockledge Drive, greenery that residents say is a part of their community's history. Now, the hundred-year-old trees may be torn down.
With two historic launches just over a week apart, reality has set in that we have entered a new era of space travel. But some suborbital launches that only reach the edge of space may not be a possibility at Cape. Canaveral.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is busy building rockets and paving the way for space exploration. Virgin Galactic’s CEO Richard Branson is focusing on spaceflight. About a week ago, he successfully flew up 53 miles into space and back safely. Now, another billionaire is preparing for his big moment. Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin flight is less than 24 hours away.
Hundreds of Disney Cruise Line employees are onboard the Disney Dream this weekend, all playing the role of "passengers" as the ship set sail on a test cruise.
A U.S. Air Force firefighter was on his way home from work back in May when he noticed a cloud of smoke coming out of a big, gold truck.