Tom Llamas

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Tom Llamas
Born Thomas Llamas
(1979-07-02) July 2, 1979 (age 37)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Occupation News anchor/correspondent
Agent N.S. Bienstock Inc.
Notable credit(s) ABC World News Tonight (Weekend anchor)
NBC News (correspondent)
Children 2
Family Married

Tom Llamas (/ˈjɑːmɑːs/ YAH-mahs) is an American news anchor and correspondent for ABC News.[1] He is the Sunday anchor for ABC World News Tonight. He used to be the 5 pm anchor for WNBC's 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.[2] 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 U.S. Coast Guard.[3] Llamas also substituted for Jenna Wolfe and Lester Holt on Weekend Today on NBC. He is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans and was a member of the LA Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Where is Tom Llamas as as a Sports Reporter at WPLG an ABC Affiliate in Miami prior to moving to New York city?

Career[edit]

Llamas began his broadcasting career in 2000 with the NBC News Specials Unit and moved to MSNBC where he worked from 2000 to 2005 and covered mostly politics. After that he moved to NBC's WTVJ in Miami. Llamas moved to New York and joined WNBC and NBC News in 2009 as general assignment reporter. He won an Emmy award in 2011 for his coverage of Hurricane Irene and is also the winner of two Edward R. Murrow awards.[4]

In September 2014, he moved to ABC News as a New York-based correspondent,[1] and has substituted for David Muir on ABC World News Tonight over the Christmas 2014 period. In 2015, Llamas became the Sunday anchor of ABC World News Tonight.

Awards[edit]

Llamas has won several awards including an Emmy Award for "Best Anchor" and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for WNBC-TV's coverage of Hurricane Sandy.[1][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ariens, Chris (3 September 2014). "Tom Llamas Leaves WNBC for ABC News". TVNewser. Media Bistro. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  2. ^ O'Shea, Chris (28 June 2013). "WNBC's Tom Llamas Shifts to Reporting". FishbowlNY. Media Bistro. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/about-us/Tom-Llamas.html Archived May 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ http://www.loyno.edu/news/story/2012/4/10/2810
  5. ^ "2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winners". Radio Television Digital News Association. Retrieved 2 October 2014.