Ellis Eskew

Anchor/Reporter

photo of Alabama News Network anchor Ellis Eskew

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.

Email Ellis

Articles

Thieves Steal from Goodwill Donations Bin

The Goodwill Thrift store on Atlanta Highway was hit by thieves Tuesday night. And it was caught on camera. There is surveillance video of four women trying to get inside the locked donation…

Neighbors get together for National Night Out

Neighbors across Montgomery and the country came out Tuesday evening for a meet and greet. It’s all a part of National Night Out– A program to promote community and safety. The Capitol Heights neighborhood met at a local park to…

School Safety Training

It’s called “Run, Hide, Fight” training. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office offered the class to cover the “what if’s?” “So we had an open conversation about what they see in the classroom, which…

MPS Board Sets Goals for Start of School Year

The Montgomery County Board of Education meets once more before the start of the school year, and president Robert Porterfield says there are goals he plans to achieve. “MPS will remain an…

ASU OT Students Help Treat Uganda Orphans

It’s a trip that Dr. Jewell Dickson wants to take her students on every year. A trip that makes a difference in the lives of children suffering. “We treated children with epilepsy, cerebral…

City asks Youth for Ideas for Montgomery 2040

It’s called “Envision Montgomery 2040.” Mayor Todd Strange says it’s part of a 16 month process that brings a new generation into the mix to develop their plans for the city. “It really is pervasive as to what would make…