Ellis Eskew

Anchor/Reporter

Ellis Eskew joined CBS 8 in October 2012. She co-anchors Alabama News Network at 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. with Jeff Sanders. With ten years of experience in the TV news business, Ellis has held many different jobs both in front of and behind the camera.

She got her start in TV in her hometown of Dalton, Georgia. From there, she went on to report at stations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Huntsville, Alabama, where she most recently was Anchor/ Producer for the the FOX affiliate.

Ellis graduated from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, with a degree in Mass Communications/Broadcast Journalism. Her senior year, she interned at CNN in Atlanta.

Ellis says one of her most memorable stories includes getting to travel with 100 World War II veterans to Washington, DC to see the war memorials. It was called Honor Flight. Telling the amazing stories of these brave men and women was an honor for Ellis, and she believes they truly are “The Greatest Generation.”

Ellis also got the opportunity to fly in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter with the Georgia National Guard Armory to cover their training in Fort Stewart.

When she is not reporting the latest news, Ellis enjoys traveling, working with kids, running charity 5k races, drawing and painting, and being active in her church and community. She looks forward to making Montgomery her new home!

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Articles

Allergy Season in Full Swing

Itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and coughing. Kim McMillan says she knows it all too well. "Yes, I do. Coughing and mucus in the chest and stuff like that," said McMillan. Allergist Dr. Allen Meadows says it's common this time of…

Alabama Lawmakers Speak Out on Gun Violence

Our Alabama representatives in Washington are speaking out about the latest gun debate. Senator Richard Shelby and Congresswoman Martha Roby say they are both pro-Second Amendment. But they also agree something needs to be done when it comes to gun…

New Non-stop Air Service from Montgomery to Orlando

"Non-stop service from MGM to Orlando Sanford!" The announcement was met with cheers at the Montgomery Regional Airport Wednesday. Via Airlines representatives say this new partnership with Montgomery will be a lot more convenient for travelers. "For the city of…

Local Moviegoers React to 'Black Panther'

The movie "Black Panther" is shattering box office records. Marvel's first film directed by an African-American brought in more than $200 million over the weekend. "Black Panther" is the fifth biggest opening…

'Art Splash' Raises Support for Local School

Artists came together Thursday night in Montgomery to make a big "splash" for a local school. It was the sixth annual Art Splash fundraiser for the Montgomery Christian School. Eighteen artists worked on…

Gov. Ivey Kicks Off Governor Campaign

"I'm Kay Ivey and I want to ask for your vote and support to be elected Governor of Alabama!" Governor Kay Ivey spoke to a crowd at the Renaissance hotel in downtown Montgomery…

Talking to your Kids about Child Molestation

Child sexual abuse can be a parents worst nightmare. Counselors recommend speaking to your kids about what is appropriate and what's not.  Counselors at Child Protect Children's Advocacy Center in Montgomery advise being open…