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

Reaction to MPS Charter Schools

The Alabama Department of Education announced it has approved the conversion of four Montgomery public schools into charter schools over the next several years. School Board member Lesa Keith says she is all for it. “It’s time to move Montgomery…

Montgomery City Council Looks Back at 2018

As we take a look back at 2018, city council president Charles Jinright says Montgomery has grown especially from an economic standpoint. “2018 has been a real good year. We have probably had more tourism this year than we have…

Packing Up Our Magical Christmas Toy Vault

  Toys, toys, and more toys! It’s time to move them out and get them ready for Christmas. Alabama News Network and our sponsors spent the morning packing every doll, ball, playset, and bicycle.…

MPS 18th Annual Christmas Choral Concert

Music filled the sanctuary of Frazer United Methodist Church in Montgomery Tuesday evening. It was the 18th annual Christmas choral concert with area high schools. “This will be my first year and…

Remembering the Missing

Candles light up the darkness in memory of missing loved ones. LaQuanta Riley’s mother says she is still working to find answers in her daughter’s disappearance. “There are more questions than they are answers even after 16 years. But yet…

Harlem Globetrotters in the Capital City

With their many tricks and jaw dropping jams, the Harlem Globetrotters entertained people of all ages at Garrett Coliseum Thursday evening. Some kids say they have watched the Globetrotters on YouTube, and they are excited to see them in person.…

Virginia College Campuses Suddenly Close

  Virginia College students in Montgomery got quite a surprise when they went to class Wednesday. They arrived to take their finals for nursing school and found out the school was closing. We talked…