Elaine Willcox was born in Berlin, after her father was stationed in the city as part of the Royal Engineers, she was brought up in Newcastle where she stayed to complete a degree in English and History. Elaine Willcox now lives in North West England. Elaine lives with her husband. Elaine Willcox is ITV Granada’s Lead Correspondent and Deputy Editor. Elaine has worked for ITV for more than 20 years, telling some of the biggest stories across the North West of England.
Elaine Willcox was part of a team which won a BAFTA in 2007 for covering the impact of the Morecambe Bay cockling disaster for ITV Granada. This, to date, is the only occasion where a BAFTA has gone to a regional news programme. In September 2007 Elaine Willcox joined GMTV as North West England Correspondent, after three years, she returned to ITV Granada as a reporter for regional news programme Granada Reports.