Tom Llamas

Tom Llamas
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Tom Llamas is an Emmy award-winning journalist and anchor of ABC News “World News Tonight" Sunday, joining the network in September 2014 as an anchor and correspondent... Read More »
Tom Llamas is an Emmy award-winning journalist and anchor of ABC News “World News Tonight" Sunday, joining the network in September 2014 as an anchor and correspondent reporting for all ABC News programs and platforms. Llamas is currently leading ABC’s coverage of the Republican candidates running for President in 2016. While at ABC, he also covered the Boston Marathon Bombing trial gavel to gavel for the network and was one of ABC’s lead reporters covering the Ebola crisis. In 2015 the National Association of Hispanic Journalists awarded Llamas with the Presidential Award of Impact. Prior to ABC News, Llamas was an investigative reporter and anchor of the 5 p.m. newscast at WNBC-NBC4 in New York. He also served as a contributing correspondent at NBC News. While based in New York for five years, Llamas covered a wide range of major news stories including Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon Bombings, Miracle on the Hudson, the Times Square Bomb Scare, and the Earthquake in Haiti. Llamas has been recognized with several awards and honors throughout his career, including Emmy awards for "Best Anchor" and "Best Hard News Story" in 2013. In 2012, he won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards for feature and hard news reporting and was also part of the WNBC team that won the Murrow for breaking news coverage of Hurricane Sandy in 2014. Llamas was honored with the prestigious "El" award by El Diario in 2012, the country's oldest and largest Spanish-language newspaper. Before joining NBC4 New York in 2009, Llamas was based in Miami as a reporter for WTVJ/NBC6. From Blacksburg to report on the Virginia Tech massacre to Washington to cover Pope Benedict XVI's 2008 trip, Llamas traveled all over the country and the Caribbean to deliver breaking news and investigative reports for the weekday newscasts. During his 4 years at the station, he covered eight hurricanes, most notably traveling to Biloxi when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. In 2008, Llamas became the first and only TV journalist ever embedded with the Coast Guard during a human smuggling interdiction at sea. The Emmy award-winning story documented how Cuban refugees are smuggled into the U.S. via "Go-Fast" boats and the Coast Guard's mission to intercept these vessels. Prior to joining WTVJ in 2005, Llamas worked for MSNBC as a political campaign reporter. Over the course of two years, Llamas traveled to over 40 states covering the Presidential campaigns of Sen. John Kerry and the Rev. Al Sharpton, and the Vice Presidential campaign of Sen. John Edwards. He shot, wrote, edited and reported live daily on the Democratic candidates for MSNBC, and contributed print reports and a daily blog formsnbc.com. Llamas began his career in broadcasting in New York with the NBC News Specials Unit during the 2000 Presidential election and then moved to MSNBC. In his first two years at MSNBC, he worked on coverage of the Sept. 11th attacks and the war with Afghanistan. Llamas was born and raised in Miami after his parents fled from Cuba during the 1960s. He graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Broadcast Journalism and Drama and Speech. Llamas also completed a program at the University of Miami's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, which focused on Raul Castro and Cuban-American voters. He currently resides in Manhattan with his wife and two daughters. « Read Less
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Desperate to reach the US, moms and kids put themselves in hands of human smugglers
By Tom Llamas, Mike Levine and Bill Hutchinson
June 26, 2018 Story from US Tom Llamas, Mike Levine, Bill Hutchinson , ABC News
5 women gunned down in Florida bank in apparent 'random act': Police
By Tom Llamas and Emily Shapiro
January 24, 2019 Story from US Tom Llamas, Emily Shapiro , ABC News
'It’s inhumane what they’re doing to us as mothers,' says Guatemalan woman separated from 5-year-old daughter at US-Mexico border
By JULIA JACOBO, Tom Llamas, Lauren Pearle and ARMANDO GARCIA
June 15, 2018 Story from US Julia Jacobo, Tom Llamas, Lauren Pearle, Armando Garcia , ABC News
Federal judge rules lawsuit challenging migrant-family separation can proceed, says policy 'shocks the conscience'
By Lauren Pearle and Tom Llamas
June 7, 2018 Story from US Lauren Pearle, Tom Llamas , ABC News
Death of Guatemalan toddler detained by ICE sparks $60 million legal claim
By Tom Llamas, Brian Epstein, Lauren Pearle and John Carlos Frey
December 6, 2018 Story from US Tom Llamas, Brian Epstein, Lauren Pearle, John Carlos Frey , ABC News
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's defiant interview with Tom Llamas: TRANSCRIPT
By Tom Llamas, Ignacio Torres, Kirit Radia, Aicha El Hammar Castano and Joshua Hoyos
February 28, 2019 Story from International Tom Llamas, Ignacio Torres, Kirit Radia, Aicha El Hammar Castano, Joshua Hoyos , ABC News
Separated at the border: A mother's story
By Tom Llamas, Lauren Pearle, Kendall Heath and James Scholz
May 31, 2018 Story from Politics Tom Llamas, Lauren Pearle, Kendall Heath , James Scholz , ABC News
CBS chief Leslie Moonves accused of sexual misconduct in Ronan Farrow article
By Morgan Winsor, Joshua Hoyos, JULIA JACOBO and Tom Llamas
July 27, 2018 Story from Entertainment Morgan Winsor, Joshua Hoyos, Julia Jacobo, Tom Llamas , ABC News
Alleged victims in story about Leslie Moonves, CBS were 'terrified': Ronan Farrow
By Morgan Winsor, Joshua Hoyos, JULIA JACOBO and Tom Llamas
July 28, 2018 Story from Entertainment Morgan Winsor, Joshua Hoyos, Julia Jacobo, Tom Llamas , ABC News
'A better system would allow us to keep families together': Border Patrol chief
By Mike Levine and Tom Llamas
June 25, 2018 Story from Politics Mike Levine, Tom Llamas , ABC News
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