John Elliott

John ElliottJohn Elliott joined CBS 2 in January 2007 as a meteorologist on “CBS 2 News This Morning” and “CBS 2 News At Noon.”

Prior to joining CBS 2, Elliott worked two years at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles. Before that, he spent two years with NBC News and MSNBC, appearing weekday mornings on NBC as a weathercaster on “Early Today.” He also handled a wide variety of assignments as an anchor and correspondent on MSNBC. Elliott served as a 2004 MSNBC presidential campaign correspondent in the battleground state of Iowa. He also reported from numerous bases and posts throughout the nation as troops were deployed for the war in Iraq, and spent time onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.

Prior to joining NBC, Elliott worked for XETV-TV in San Diego, where he served as an anchor on the Fox station’s morning newscasts. He was also a morning news anchor for KGET-TV, the NBC affiliate in Bakersfield, California. Elliott began working as a weathercaster, first at WRBL-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Georgia, then at KGET before making the transition to his role as a news anchor in Bakersfield.

Elliott is a recipient of the California Associated Press award for Best Weathercaster, and has received numerous honors for his news features and general assignment reporting.

Elliott received his B.A. in radio, television and film from Wayne State University in Detroit and his master’s in communications from Central Missouri State University. He also studied meteorology under Mississippi State University. Before embarking on his career in broadcasting, Elliott was an advertising copywriter and producer and also taught media courses at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan and Central Missouri State.

Afternoon Forecast Oct. 28, 2014: Warm Temps, September-Like Feel

Tuesday is the perfect day for a stroll outside or exercising. But big changes are on the way.


Vacamas: Summer Camp Scholarships

Join John Elliott this Sunday to help Vacamas raise money for summer camp scholarships for kids in need.



Join John Elliott At Caldwell College’s 5K Run/Walk For Autism

CBS 2’s meteorologist John Elliott will kick off Caldwell College’s second annual 5K Run/Walk for Autism on April 16.


Friday, March 4 weather

Partly Cloudy Morning To Give Way To Light Rains Heading Into Weekend

A sunny morning will give way to clouds moving into the Tri-State by mid- to late-Friday as a rain system moves in for the weekend.


Bitter Cold Temperatures Grip Tri-State Area

“There will be no snow. It’s just dangerously cold,” said CBS 2HD meteorologist John Elliott.


Projected snow totals for Jan. 11

Snowstorm To Dump Foot-Plus Across Tri-State

It won’t be as bad as the Blizzard of 2010 but the Tri-State area is once again bracing for some significant snowfall.


Blizzard Targets Tri-State Sunday

A blizzard warning will be in effect for the tri-state from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 p.m. Monday with the heaviest snow falling across coastal and northeast New Jersey, New York City and its immediate suburbs.


A screenshot of NORAD's Santa Tracker - Dec 24, 2010

Where’s Santa? NORAD Tracks Jolly Old St. Nick

Tracking Santa’s travels is a celebrated tradition at the North American Aerospace Command, and it unfolds Friday for the 55th year.


Cold Weather Continues Into Christmas Weekend

The weather isn’t warming up anytime soon and there’s even a chance of snow for the Tri-State area this weekend.


Storm Brings High Winds, Heavy Rains To Tri-State

Winds whipped across the Tri-State on Wednesday as the region wrestled with a day of heavy rain and severe weather that knocked out power and slowed commuters.


Intermittent Showers Expected Throughout Tuesday

Make sure you have your rain gear Tuesday.


Fog And Light Rain On Tap For Monday

Soupy weather was expected to kick off the new work week.


Rain Expected To Last Into Friday

NEW YORK (CBS 2) – Incessant showers are plaguing the tri-state area on Thursday as a low front lingers and pushes its way slowly across the area, CBS 2’s John Elliott reports. As of noon, many areas, including JFK, Newark, Central Park and others, had already seen at least half an inch of rain. The […]


Central Park

New Work Week Brings Hint Of Spring To Big Apple

It’s late October, but it sure won’t feel that way over the next few days.


Another Powerful Storm Threatens Tri-State Area

Heavy rain and high winds are expected to wreak havoc across the tri-state area into Friday as remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole make a mess up and down the East Coast.