Ellis Eskew

Anchor/Reporter

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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 for stations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Huntsville, Alabama, where she was anchor/producer for 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.

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Articles

Local Korean War Veterans receive Medals 65 years Later

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Salvation Army Preps for Cold Weather

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Parents Hear an Update on MPS

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What’s Next for Jeff Sessions?

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Last Voter Push Before Election

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Voters Gearing up for Election

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Straight Party Voting Rules

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Election Outlook for Tuesday

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