Our Team

Darryl Hood

Darryl Hood joined the Alabama News Network in October 2014. He is an accomplished award winning broadcast journalist with nearly two decades of experience as a news anchor and reporter. Darryl knew since the age of 16 he wanted a career in television news. With the support of his family, friends and the guidance of several mentors, Darryl was able…

Stefanie Hicks

Stefanie Hicks joined CBS 8 in July 2004 and co-anchors Alabama News Network at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. She also features good things happening across the River Region in What’s Right With Your Community. Stefanie is a native of Enterprise, Alabama. She is a graduate of Troy University, and began her television career as a reporter at WTVY-TV in…

Elise Roberts

Elise Roberts has been working in TV news for more than a decade. She comes to Alabama News Network as the station’s executive producer and digital anchor. Elise began her journey in her hometown of Atlanta, GA as an eager intern looking to soak up as much as she could. Over the years she has worked in almost every area…

Ben Bolton

Ben Bolton is the weekend sports anchor for Alabama News Network. Ben came to Montgomery after graduating from the University of Georgia and the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications. He also worked as a temporary news reporter at WRBL in Columbus, Georgia, in 2013. Ben grew up in Savannah, Georgia. He played almost every sport, and competed on…

Ryan Stinnett

Ryan joined CBS 8 and ABC Montgomery in June 2014, traveling just down the road from Birmingham where he worked for The Weather Factory providing daily forecasts, weather data and severe weather information for James Spann and his weather team at ABC 33/40. As an Alabama native, and a self-described weather fanatic, Ryan loves all types of weather. He says,…

Steve Flowers

Steve Flowers has been our political analyst since 2008. He brings his expert analysis during the annual sessions of the Alabama Legislature and every campaign year. Flowers was born and raised in Troy. He became a Page in the Alabama Legislature at age 12 and worked at the State Capitol throughout his high school years. Upon graduation from high school,…

Vince Lennon

Alabama News Network Sports Director Vince Lennon made his return to the Capital City in January of 2016, after a near 20-year hiatus. Longtime Montgomerians may remember Vince from his previous four-year stint as Sports Director at ABC Montgomery, from 1994 to 1998. Upon his return, he relishes the community pride and support for the Montgomery Biscuits, as Vince journalistically…

Josh Ninke

Josh Ninke joined Alabama News Network in March 2013 as a general assignment reporter and became weekend news anchor in July 2015. He is very excited to cover the Alabama State House and the politics that affect viewers’ everyday lives. Josh graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Digital and Broadcast Journalism and a minor in music….

Ellis Eskew

Ellis Eskew joined CBS 8 in October 2012. She is now the midday news anchor for Alabama News Network. She anchors at 11:00 a.m. and noon, and co-anchors at 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. with Jeff Sanders. With 18 years of experience in the TV news business, Ellis has held many different jobs both in front of and behind the camera….

John Longshore

John Longshore is the sports analyst for Alabama News Network. He’s no stranger to the sports scene in Alabama. John has been an avid participant and critic of sports since his days as an athlete at Jeff Davis High School in Montgomery in the early 1980s. John attended the University of Alabama for four years, majoring in Mass Communications. After…