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Tom Ellis

Anchor + Correspondent + Writer
Born Sep 22, 1932

Tom Ellis is a Boston based journalist, he is well known throughout New England where he has served as anchor for three of Boston's network-affiliated stations. His career in television news spans more than 40 years. Ellis was a correspondent for WNBC-TV and an anchor for WABC-TV – both in New York City, and for KONO-TV Channel 12 in San Antonio.… Read More

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1932 Birth Born in 1932.


1951 19 Years Old Ellis first worked in television in 1951. … Read More


1958 26 Years Old In 1958, while he was working for KWED Ellis was heard by the owner of KONO radio station in San Antonio, Texas. … Read More
1961 29 Years Old In 1961 he was given the opportunity to go on television. … Read More


1968 36 Years Old His high-profile career in New England began in July 1968, when he became the new lead anchor at WBZ-TV, a role he would hold alone, and during other periods alongside station veterans such as Jack Chase, through 1975. … Read More


1972 40 Years Old His shining moments of glory in the eyes of viewers were his organization of team coverage during the 1972 presidential election and subsequent 1974 presidential replacement, when he won accolades for his performance. … Read More
1975 43 Years Old Ellis originally left Boston in 1975 when he jumped at the offer to anchor for ABC's flagship affiliate WABC-TV in New York City. … Read More
1976 44 Years Old In the midst of his tenure at WABC, Ellis took on a role in the 1976 feature film Marathon Man, which starred Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier. … Read More
1978 46 Years Old Just as he was leaving in 1978, the country's #1 (ratings and acclaim-wise) ABC affiliate, Channel 5 WCVB-TV in his old stomping ground of Boston, heard that the former heavyweight in Boston news was available. … Read More


1982 50 Years Old On September 13, 1982, Ellis officially became the new leading newsman at the new WNEV-TV's NEWSE7EN. … Read More
1986 54 Years Old In 1986, Ellis and Willis were both let go by WNEV. … Read More
1989 57 Years Old 1 More Event
In the spring of 1989 Ellis took acting lessons at Brandeis University, and in New York where he studied voice, dialect, script analysis and advanced scene-study.
1991 59 Years Old In 1991 alone, Ellis played an FBI Agent in the John Cusack/James Spader film True Colors, and the natural role of a newscaster in 29th Street, starring Danny Aiello. … Read More


1992 60 Years Old 1 More Event
On Sept. 8, 1992, Ellis returned to Boston TV as host of "Inside Edition Extra" on WHDH-TV (Ch. 7).
2000 68 Years Old By 2000, Ellis had already repositioned himself to cover weekend evening news only.
2008 76 Years Old In December 2008, Ellis left NECN. … Read More
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