Tom Llamas is simply put, the complete package – he’s tall, stocky, handsome, successful and wealthy. He began his journalism career in the year 2000 and today he proudly has the role of Chief National Correspondent for ABC News on his resume. With several Emmy Awards under his belt, Tom Llamas’ life is really good.
Tom Llamas Biography (Nationality, Career)
Thomas Edward Llamas (pronounced Yahmiss) was born July 2, 1979 in Miami, Florida to immigrants who fled Cuba in the 1960s. His nationality is American. Llamas graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana with degrees in broadcast journalism and theater and speech. In college, Tom was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Years later, Tom enrolled in the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami, where he completed a program focused on Raul Castro and Cuban-American voters.
Fresh out of college, Tom began his journalism career at NBC News Specials Unit in New York. Before long, he joined MSNBC where he mainly covered politics in addition to the war with Afghanistan and the 9/11 attacks.
During the 2000 presidential elections, Tom traveled to no less than 40 states across the country, covering the campaigns of Reverend Al Sharpton, Senator John Kerry and Senator John Edwards. He focused primarily on Democratic candidates.
Tom’s stint with MSNBC ended in 2005 when he joined Miami-based NBC’s WTVJ, aka NBC 6. For the next four years, Tom went on to an incredible career, earning accolades as he progressed. . In 2008, he won an Emmy Award for his story about the trafficking of Cuban refugees to America via boats called “Go-Fast.” During his work on this story, Tom became the first television reporter to be drafted into the Coast Guard.
Also in 2008, Tom covered Pope Benedict’s trip to the nation’s capital. During his time at NBC 6, Tom covered a total of 8 hurricanes including Hurricane Katrina which he covered from Biloxi.
And then came 2009 and Tom returned to New York, this time to work for NBC News as a correspondent and WNBC-NBC 4 as an assignment/investigative reporter. During his 5 years with WNBC, Tom in 2013 won an Emmy for his coverage of Hurricane Irene. That same year, he also won Emmys for Best Anchor and Best Tough News Story. In 2014, he won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, including one as part of the WNBC team that covered Hurricane Sandy.
With WNBC, Tom has also covered the Haiti earthquake, the Boston Marathon bombings and the Times Square bomb scare.
Tom was employed by Walt Disney’s ABC News in 2014. He is the anchor for the weekend edition of “World News Tonight” in addition to being the chief national correspondent for all ABC news programs and platforms. He covered for Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential election in which Donald Trump called him an executioner.
Climbing the corporate ladder in the world of journalism like Tom Llamas has often brought huge financial rewards. His salary was never made public, but judging by his enviable role, Tom should be among ABC’s highest-paid TV presenters. According to our estimates, his net worth should be between $2 million and $5 million.
The media got a glimpse of his luxurious life in 2013 when he reported to police that luxury items worth more than $20,000 had been looted from his plush digs at Columbus Circle. Among the items carried were four wristwatches (including three Rolexes), 3 rings, two pairs of earrings and a bracelet.
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Woman, is he gay?
Nope! Tom Llamas is not a gay man. He is married and has children. His wife is Jennifer Llamas and they have been married since 2006.
It’s unclear when or where they met, but based on our research, it’s more likely to be at Loyola University in New Orleans where they both studied or at MSNBC where they both began their careers as journalist. Jennifer graduated in 2003 with a BA in Broadcast Journalism.
Throughout her career, Llamas’ wife worked behind the cameras as a producer. In March 2014, she became an executive producer of MSNBC’s News Nation with Tamron Hall.
As of this writing, Tom Llamas and his wife share three children together. They include two daughters Malena and Juliette born in 2012 and 2015 respectively and a son born on October 12, 2017.