Elle Duncan joins 11 Alive as traffic reporter

By RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com, filed May 31, 2012

Elle Duncan, who was let go from V-103 last December after seven years, has found new full-time employment as a traffic reporter at 11 Alive.

She starts this Thursday morning from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m., according to 11 Alive General Manager John Deushane, though she won't be full time until Monday morning.

ExploreShe Tweeted this afternoon:

So I hope y'all will wake up and turn us on!! So excited to work with the whole 11alive team and get my feet wet in live television!!

She is technically employed with Radiate Media, which provides traffic for radio and TV stations, including WXIA-TV.

Duncan, who has also been a sideline reporter for the Atlanta Hawks, started her media career at 790/The Zone in 2003 with the 2 Live Stews. She moved to V-103 in 2005 to work with Ryan Cameron. In 2009, she moved to mid-days. Eighteen months later, she worked mornings with Frank & Wanda as a sports reporter, then moved back to Cameron's show in March, 2011. Nine months later, she was out at V-103 completely.

At 11 Alive, Duncan replaces Nick Vavas, who is returning to New York.

And small world: before Vavas, 11 Alive tried to train Nina Brown to do the traffic but that didn't pan out. At V-103, Brown was a producer with Frank Ski and Cameron and did not get along with Duncan. You'd have to read the story to believe it but an incident involving an open mic, sweet potato pie and cursing in late 2010 led to Brown's departure from the station.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk