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

Arrest Made in Pipe Bomb Mailings

Law enforcement officers were seen on television Friday examining a white van, its windows covered with an assortment of stickers, in the city of Plantation, Florida. The stickers included images of American flags, and what appeared to be logos of…

38 Sick From Tainted Eggs Linked to Alabama Farm

The government says 38 people in seven states have gotten sick from eggs produced by an Alabama poultry farm. The Food and Drug Administration says the illnesses are linked to salmonella-tainted eggs from Gravel Ridge Farms, which is north of…

Alabama Gov. Ivey Extends Fundraising Lead Over Maddox

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has extended her fundraising lead in the race for governor. According to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday, Ivey reported raising more than $735,000 last month. Challenger Walt Maddox reported raising $373,000. Ivey’s largest September contributors were…

Center Stage in Houston County Agrees to Cease Gambling Operations

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has announced an agreement to cease illegal gambling operations at Center Stage in Houston County.  The following is the press release from the Attorney General’s office:     Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Cessation of…

Drought Returns to Parts of Alabama

A new federal assessment says drought is creeping back into Alabama. The latest report from the National Drought Mitigation Center released Thursday says parts of five counties in northwestern Alabama are in a moderate drought. Most of the Tennessee Valley…

Man Killed by Alabama State Trooper Identified

Authorities have identified a man killed in a shooting by an Alabama state trooper. The coroner’s office in Jefferson County says 33-year-old Mitchell Owen Buel of Etowah County died in the gunfire early Wednesday. Al.com reports that Buel had a…

Selma Police Officers Ambushed

An Alabama police chief says two of his officers were lured and ambushed by “cowards,” and that it’s not the first time it’s happened. Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier tells AL.com that up to eight shots were fired at two…

Man Accused of Soliciting 14-Year-Old Online

An Alabama man is accused of soliciting a 14-year-old girl for sexual favors online. Capt. Trent Beasley with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office tells news outlets that 21-year-old Noah Zachary Bracaloni was arrested Monday on a charge of electronic solicitation…

Alabama AG Attends Lavish Retreat in South Carolina

A CBS News investigation reveals several Republican attorneys general attended a lavish retreat in South Carolina.  Among those seen attending the retreat was Alabama Attorney General Steven Marshall.  The report cites that several lobbyists shelled out $125,000 to also attend…