Tom Llamas

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Tom Llamas
Born Thomas Llamas
Miami, Florida
Occupation Anchor/Correspondent
Agent N.S. Bienstock Inc.
Notable credit(s) News Anchor (WNBC), Correspondent (NBC News)
Children 1
Family Married

Tom Llamas (/ˈjɑːmɑːs/ YAH-mahs) is an anchor and correspondent for ABC News based in New York. He previously was 5pm anchor for WNBC News 4 New York and a contributing correspondent for NBC News, Prior to that, he anchored WNBC's noon newscast until 2013 when he transitioned to reporting for the station's I-Team Unit.[1] He won an Emmy award for a piece he wrote describing his experiences in 2008 as the first TV journalist working on a human smuggling interdiction at sea with the Coast Guard.[2] Llamas also substituted for Jenna Wolfe and Lester Holt on Weekend Today on NBC.


Llamas joined WNBC and NBC News in 2009 as general assignment reporter for WNBC. Llamas began his broadcasting career in 2000 with NBC News Specials Unit and moved to MSNBC where he worked from 2000–2005 and covered mostly politics. After that he moved to WTVJ the NBC owned station in Miami.

Personal Life[edit]

Llamas is a 2001 graduate of Loyola University New Orleans. He currently lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.


Llamas has won several awards including:

  • Two Emmy Awards one for "Best Anchor" and another for "Best Hard News Story"
  • Two Edward R. Murrow Awards for feature and hard news reporting


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