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

Thousands of Students come out for College and Career Night

Thousands of high school students and their parents now know a little more about their options after graduation. The Junior League of Montgomery held its 33rd annual College and Career Night. It was held at the Renaissance Convention Center Monday…

Local Help Continues for Hurricane Relief

People in Montgomery are continuing to give in the wake of the latest hurricanes. Volunteers gathered at Aldersgate United Methodist Church Wednesday. They sorted and packed hygiene kits with personal…

U.S. Senate Race Heats Up with New Attack Ad

  In two weeks, voters will head to the polls for the U.S. Senate seat runoff between Luther Strange and Roy Moore. You've probably seen the attack ads. An ad against Luther Strange was just released. And it is linked…

City Council Cracks Down on Negligent Landlords

The City of Montgomery is cracking down on negligent landlords. At Tuesday night's city council meeting, they passed an ordinance. The abatement ordinance will keep landlords living out of state accountable to what is happening on their properties. But not…

Local EMA Looking for Lessons from Harvey

Prattville emergency crews are preparing to help with flood rescue efforts in Houston in the aftermath of Hurrican Harvey. Back at home, EMA officials are taking a closer look a their own plans.…

U.S. Senate Runoff Heats Up

We're four weeks away from the U.S. Senate runoff and the race is heating up. Luther Strange and Roy Moore are vying for votes. Moore won 39 percent of the vote to Strange's 33 percent. Political analyst Steve Flowers says…

Loophole in State Daycare Law causes Concern

A Mobile daycare operator is facing manslaughter charges and a lawsuit after a 5 year old was left in a hot van to die and then dumped on the side of the road. Montgomery Attorney Joe Hubbard says it is…