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 job in television came in 1951, when aproducer from New York approached him to host a baseball pregame show for children sponsored by the Curtiss Candy Company. … Read More


1958 26 Years Old In 1958, the owner of KONO radio in San Antonio caught one of his broadcasts. … Read More
1961 29 Years Old In 1961, Ellis got his 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. … Read More


1972 40 Years Old He won accolades for his organization of team coverage during the 1972 presidential election and Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974. … Read More
1975 43 Years Old Ellis left Boston in 1975 for an 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, Ellis took on a role in the 1976 feature film Marathon Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier.
1978 46 Years Old 1 More Event
Ellis decided not to renew his contract with WABC, before he could have been considered for spots at ABC network news. Just as he was leaving in 1978, the country's top-rated and reputed ABC affiliate, WCVB-TV in Boston, heard that he was available. … Read More
1980 48 Years Old He then began anchoring alongside both Curtis and Jacobson on the 11 p.m. newscasts beginning in 1980—the catalyst for WCVB reaching first place in 1981 (WBZ, for the record, hasn't been #1 since). … Read More


1982 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 1982, Ellis had told management that he was renewing his contract with WCVB. … Read More
1986 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In the summer of 1986, following co-anchor Willis' resignation from the station, WNEV demoted Ellis from his lead anchor position to that of reporter.
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.


1992 60 Years Old 1 More Event
On September 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 was anchoring weekend newscasts only.
2008 76 Years Old In December 2008, Ellis left NECN. … Read More
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