Ellis Eskew

Anchor/Reporter

 

Ellis Eskew joined Alabama News Network in October 2012. She anchors Alabama News Network at 11 a.m., Noon, 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. With nearly 20 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 has received several awards for her work, including “Best News Anchor” from the Alabama Broadcasters Association. She competed against news anchors from all across the state, regardless of market size, to win this recognition.

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, drawing and painting and being active in her church and community.

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