Who is Tom Llamas?
Tom Llamas is an American broadcast journalist for NBC. His final ABC show was aired on January 31, 2021, after which he moved to competitor NBC News.
He began working for NBC on May 3, 2021, as Senior National Correspondent and anchor for NBC News Now. He also hosts Top Story with Tom Llamas and fills in as a replacement anchor for Today and NBC Nightly News. Tom has received two Edward R. Murrow Awards and numerous Emmy Awards for his reporting.
Tom Llamas Was Born in Florida
Llamas is currently 43 years old. He was born on July 2, 1979, in Miami, Florida, USA.
Tom Llamas’ Parents are Cuban immigrants
Llamas was born and raised in Miami after his parents fled from Cuba as political refugees during the 1960s. He has however not revealed the identity of his parents.
Tom Llamas is a Degree Holder
Llamas attended The Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami. He attended Loyola University in Louisiana’s New Orleans and was a member of the LA Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon. He graduated with bachelor’s degrees in both broadcast journalism and drama and speech in May 2001.
Tom Llamas is a Married Man
The NBC News journalist married his wife, Jennifer Llamas on June 10, 2006. According to our research, the couple met at the time they were both students at Loyola, while other reports claim that they connected while working at MSNBC.
Tom Llamas NBC News
Llamas started his career as a journalist in 2000 with the NBC News Specials Unit before moving to MSNBC, where he covered primarily politics from 2000 to 2005.
He then relocated to NBC’s affiliate in Miami, Florida, WTVJ. Llamas relocated to New York in 2009 and began working as an anchor and reporter for WNBC and NBC News.
He joined ABC News in September 2014 as a correspondent based in New York, and throughout the 2014 Christmas season, he filled in for David Muir on ABC World News Tonight. Llamas took over as ABC World News Tonight’s Sunday anchor in 2015. In January 2017, he stopped being a weekend anchor.
He worked as an investigative reporter and the host of the 5 o’clock newscast at WNBC-NBC4 in New York before joining ABC News in 2014. He also worked for NBC News as a contributing correspondent.
Llamas made history in 2008 when he joined the Coast Guard as an embedded TV reporter for an at-sea interception of human smuggling.
Go-fast boats were used to smuggle Cuban immigrants into the United States, and the Coast Guard is tasked with stopping them, according to the Emmy Award-winning story.
How Many Children Does Tom Have?
Tom and his wife are blessed with three children. Their first child, a daughter named Malena was born on March 14, 2023. Their second child, a daughter named Juliette was born on December 17, 2015, and their third child, a son named Thomas was born in October 2017.
When asked about his experience of becoming a father, Tom said, “They bring so much happiness to me and my wife. Although it can be challenging to raise children in a city, I will say that we are a close family simply because of the way we live.”
What Does Llamas’ Wife Do For a Living?
Llamas’ wife is working in the media industry just like her husband but in an unusual twist, Tom works in front of the cameras while his wife works behind the scenes.
How Old is Tom’s Wife?
Tom’s wife was born on September 20, 1981, in Louisiana, USA. She is currently 41 years old.