American journalist Tom Llamas is one of the fine news anchors of ABC News who has assembled name, fame, and whopping earnings from his two-decade-long journalism career.
He even replaced David Muir on ABC World News Tonight not long after joining the American commercial broadcast television network in September 2014.
He also secured an interview with the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, in 2018.
Well, Tom has a successful professional career and a lovely family to accompany him on this successful journey. Let’s have a look at his personal life and find out about his wife and children.
Tom Llamas’ Family Life: Married, Wife, Children
If you have been following Tom on various social networking sites, then you might have known that he opts to keep his personal life as private as possible. However, he sometimes gushes about his family life on some special occasions.
The weekend anchor for World News Tonight, Tom, age 41, has been married to Jennifer Llamas. His wife, Jennifer, is also a journalist who works for MSNBC. She is the senior producer of MSNBC's NewsNation.
Tom got married to his girlfriend, Jennifer, in June 2006. In 2016, Tom shared a throwback picture of his wedding and wished his spouse their 10th marriage anniversary.
They have now been married for almost three decades and are blessed with three children- two daughters and a son.
Tom Llamas with his wife and three children in 2017 (Tom Llamas’ Instagram)
Although Tom has secluded the details regarding their marriage and how they met, we can guess that they might have met while attending Loyola University in New Orleans or while working together.
Tom and Jennifer both worked for NBC during the initial phase of their career. Tom even worked at MSNBC for two years, where his wife is currently employed.
Since Tom has a wife to cherish his married life and is a proud father of his three kids, he is not gay. As of now, the family of five resides in their Manhattan home.
Tom LIamns Bio: Salary & Earnings
The Emmy Award-winning journalist Tom LIamns has been working as an anchor for ABC News for almost five years. He joined ABC in September 2014 and has reported for all ABC News programs and platforms.
Along with the exclusive interview with First Lady Melania Trump, he has also interviewed Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump.
Prior to ABC News, he also worked at NBC, where he covered major news stories, including the Earthquake in Hait, the Times Square Bomb Scare, and Hurricane Sandy.
Tom’s contribution as a journalist has helped him accomplish many awards and honors. Apart from Emmy Awards, he has also received two regional Edward R. Murrow awards.
Talking about Tom’s earnings, he is believed to have to receive a huge salary as the ABC News’ Chief National Affairs Correspondent and anchor. Likewise, his net worth is speculated to be in the millions.
Tom was born as Thomas Edward Llamas to his Cuban immigrants on July 2, 1979, in Miami, Florida. Today, Tom is 41 years old, and he's aging like a fine wine.
Talking about his education, he received bachelor's degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Drama and Speech from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Tom, who belongs to mixed ethnicity, began his broadcasting career with NBC News in 2000. He then worked for MSNBC, NBC's WTVJ in Miami, and WNBC before joining ABC News.
Leaving ABC News
On January 31, 2021, Tom Llamas made his last broadcast, from his World News Tonight seat. He's leaving the show.
Tom announced his departure from the network and addressed the viewers about how the Sunday broadcasting would be his last.
Llamas expressed gratitude towards his team, ABC network, and everyone who had a part in making his show successful.
"Finally tonight, a story you may not have heard. This will be my last broadcast at ABC News."
"So first, thank you. Over the years, it had been a pleasure spending the weekends together. We worked hard to bring you the latest, most important, and most interesting stories from around the globe, so, thank you for trusting us."
Tom also expressed his gratitude towards the network and his team.
A note of appreciation from @TomLlamasABC as he signs off at @ABC: “I want to thank the incredible team that produces this broadcast and the force that is ABC News – risking their lives, sometimes working never-ending shifts and not stopping until your questions are answered.” pic.twitter.com/Y2oi9qZR5q— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) February 1, 2021
"I want to thank the incredible team that produces this broadcast and the force that is ABC News – risking their lives, sometimes working never-ending shifts and not stopping until your questions are answered."
Llamas also expressed the honor he felt with his position at the network and how he never took it for granted.
“It has been an honor to work here. I am the son of immigrants, and because of that, I have never taken for granted the opportunity or the responsibility to sit at this desk and bring you the truth.”
Now, people know that Tom Llamas is leaving ABC. Apparently, he brought up his departure in a meeting held on Jan 25.
But where is Tom going?
Tom Joining NBC News - Again!
There's a rumor flying around that Tom is joining NBC News. The network from where he started his career in the first place.
While Tom has not said anything about joining NBC, insiders say that the NBC deal is a work in progress.
Insiders also suggest that Llamas' role in NBC is pretty wide, given his experience in different fields of journalism.
With more than 20 years old experience, Tom will likely receive a massive salary package.
This will ultimately give a boost to his already gigantic net worth.