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Rehema Ellis Biography

Rehema Ellis

Facts of Rehema Ellis

Date of Birth: 1954
Birth Nation: United States

Quick Timeline of Rehema Ellis

1954 Born in United States
1994 Joined NBC
2007 Reported NBC News Nightly
2008 Received Emmy Awards
2010 Ellis Education Correspondent
2017 Ellis's Net Worth

Detail Timeline of Rehema Ellis


Born in United States

An American TV journalist Rehema Ellis was born in 1954, in North Carolina, the United States to her parents; and raised in Boston, Massachusets. She is currently working for NBC News.


Joined NBC

Ellis joined NBC News as a general assignment reporter. Before joining NBC News she worked at several television stations including KDKA-Tv and Radio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Reported NBC News Nightly

Ellis worked as a reporter of the series of NBC's Night News about the status of African-American women. The main focus of the program was to gather information about the single mother in the African-American community.


Received Emmy Awards

Ellis received an Emmy Award for her reporting on the 2008 Presidential Election of Barack Obama and his historic inauguration. Ellis also a participated in NBC Emmy award-winning coverage of the plane crash in the Hudson River.


Ellis Education Correspondent

In the following year, Ellis earned the position of Education Correspondent and after some time she became an integral part of NBC’s first annual Education Nation summit, which focused on the strengths and weaknesses of America’s education system. 


Ellis's Net Worth

Currently, Ellis lives in New York City with her son. As an individual, she has struggled a lot in her life. However, with her hard work became renowned as a successful lady in her career. Her current estimated net worth is $3 million.


As a beginning of her career, Ellis started working as a broadcaster at KDKA-TV, radio station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as well as served as an Anchor and Reporter at WHDH-TV in Boston.

Before joining NBC Ellis worked at several television stations including NBC as a general assignment reporter, where she served over 20 years. In NBC, as a reporter, she involved with some of the most concerned topics of the time, which includes Hurricane Katrina of 2005, the plane on the Hudson River of 2009

Further, Ellis handled the presidential election in 2005, the attack on World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, mass killing in Zaire, the death of Michael Jackson, and Summer Olympics games in Greece and much more.

Moreover, Rehema later started reporting as an education correspondent or a lead correspondent for the NBC Education Nation summit.

Heading towards Ellis'  Awards and honors, she has awarded with number of prizes such as Associated Press Awards, Edward R. Murrow Awards, and the National Association of Black Journalist Awards. Also nominated twice for “News & Documentary Emmy Awards” for Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis.

Talking about Elli’s personal life, she has divorced and currently, taking care of her child. Once, she mentioned that “ I wasn’t any less plugged into the news, but I am more plugged into my son”.

Talking about her financial status, She has achieved a good financial status and earning good amount of money, Ellis' current approximate net worth is $3 million.