Ellis Eskew

Anchor/Reporter

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Ellis Eskew joined CBS 8 in October 2012. She anchors Alabama News Network at 11 a.m., Noon, 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 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

Price of Freedom: Warren Daniels of Titus

This week's veteran is Warren Daniels of the Elmore County community of Titus, who is retired from the U.S. Army. He was drafted in 1962 and worked on the Hawk missile program.…

Price of Freedom: Ned Troutman of Prattville

This week's veteran is a retired Chief Master Sergeant in the the U.S. Air Force. The 87-year-old spent 26 years traveling the world with the military and earning several awards including two…

Price of Freedom: Lamar Smith of Pike Road

This week we are featuring a 96-year-old WWII veteran. He earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart along with other medals for his service to our country. Lamar Smith knows the Price…

Price of Freedom: Greg Akers of Clanton

Our veteran this week flew CH-47 Chinook helicopters in combat and humanitarian efforts across the world. But he says he is most proud of what he was able to do…

Price of Freedom: John Morrow of Wetumpka

Our veteran this week is a 97-year-old WWII Purple Heart recipient. He served in the U. S. Army as a tank driver helping to liberate European countries and he's had his share of…

Business owners participate in Diversity Dialogue

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce held a Diversity Dialogue. The event is designed to help entrepreneurs develop a better understanding of economic development. Successful business owners were placed on a panel to…