Tom Llamas is simply put, the full package – he is tall, handsome, handsome, successful, and rich. He began his journalistic career in 2000, and today he proudly has the role of chief correspondent for ABC News on his resume. With several Emmy awards in his name, life as Tom Llamas is a really good life.
Tom Llamas Biography (Nationality, Career)
Thomas Edward Llamas (pronounced Yahmiss) was born on July 2, 1979, in Miami, Florida, the son of 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 acting and language. In college, Tom was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Years later, Tom enrolled in the Department of Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami, where he completed a program focusing on Raul Castro and Cuban-American voters.
After graduating, Tom began his journalism career with the NBC News Specials Unit in New York. After a short time, he moved to MSNBC, where he reported mainly on politics, in addition to the war with Afghanistan and the 9/11 attacks.
During the 2000 presidential election, Tom traveled to no less than 40 states in the country and reported on the campaigns of Pastor Al Sharpton, Senator John Kerry, and Senator John Edwards. He focused primarily on the Democratic candidates.
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Tom’s time with MSNBC ended in 2005 when he joined the Miami-based WTVJ (aka NBC 6) of NBC. Over the next four years, Tom made an incredible career, during which he received numerous awards. In 2008, he received an Emmy Award for his story about the smuggling of Cuban refugees to America by boats called “Go-Fast”. While working on this story, Tom became the first television journalist ever embedded with the Coast Guard.
Also in 2008, Tom reported on Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to the country’s capital. During his assignment on NBC 6, Tom reported on a total of 8 hurricanes, including Hurricane Katrina, which he covered from Biloxi.
And then came the year 2009 and Tom returned to New York, this time to work for NBC News as a correspondent and WNBC-NBC 4 as a contract/investigative reporter. During his 5 years at WNBC, Tom won an Emmy in 2013 for his coverage of Hurricane Irene. In the same year, he also received Emmy awards for Best Anchor and Best Hard News Story. In 2014 he won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, including one as part of the WNBC team covering Hurricane Sandy.
On WNBC, Tom also covered the Haiti earthquake, the Boston Marathon bombings, and the Times Square bomb warning.
Tom was employed by Walt Disney’s ABC News in 2014. He is the host of the weekend edition of World News Tonight and is also the chief correspondent for all ABC News programs and platforms. He covered Republican candidates during the 2016 presidential election, where Donald Trump called him a sleaze.
Wife, Is He Gay?
No, he is not. 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.
The public doesn’t know when or where they met, but according to our research, it is most likely that they met at Loyola University New Orleans, where they both studied, or at MSNBC, where they both began their journalistic careers. Jennifer graduated in 2003 with a BA in broadcast journalism.
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Throughout her career, Llamas’ wife has worked as a producer behind the cameras. In March 2014, she became executive producer of MSNBC’s News Nation with Tamron Hall.
At the time of writing, Tom Llamas and his wife have three children together. These include two daughters, Malena and Juliette, born in 2012 and 2015 respectively, and a son born on October 12, 2017.
Advancement in the world of journalism such as that achieved by Tom Llamas often brings with it enormous financial benefits. His salary has never been made public, but given his enviable role in his job, Tom should be one of the highest-paid TV presenters at ABC. We estimate his net worth to be somewhere between $2 million and $5 million.
The media got a glimpse of his luxurious life in 2013 when he told police that over $20,000 worth of luxury goods had been looted from his Columbus Circle plush huts. Among the items taken were four wristwatches (three of which were Rolex), three rings, two sets of earrings, and a bracelet.