Rehema Ellis

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Rehema Ellis
Born North Carolina
Education Simmons College and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
Occupation Journalist
Employer NBC News
Notable credit(s) NBC News correspondent (1994–present)
NBC News Lead Education correspondent (2010–present)
Children 1

Rehema Ellis is an American journalist working for NBC News.[1] She is a correspondent based in New York City, she is also Lead Education correspondent.

Early life and education[edit]

Ellis was born in North Carolina and raised in Boston, Massachusetts.

Ellis graduated from both Simmons College and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.[1]


Early career[edit]

Ellis worked at several TV stations before coming to NBC News. Ellis began her broadcasting career at KDKA-TV and Radio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and she has also worked at WHDH-TV in Boston as an anchor and reporter.

NBC News[edit]

Ellis joined NBC News in 1994 as general assignment reporter. During her more than 20-year career with NBC News she has reported on wide range of topics including Hurricane Katrina, the plane crash on the Hudson River, the 2008 presidential election, the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, mass killings in Zaire, the death of Michael Jackson, and the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Greece.

In 2010 Ellis became Lead Education correspondent where she reports on educations topics and is the main correspondent for NBC's Education Nation summit.

Awards and honors[edit]

Ellis has won numerous Emmy awards, Associated Press awards, Edward R. Murrow awards, and the National Association of Black Journalists awards.

Personal life[edit]

Ellis lives in New York City with her son.


  1. ^ a b "Rehema Ellis - NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams - About Us". NBC News. 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 

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