Rehema Ellis

Journalist and Media correspondent (1954)
Wed Sep 18 2019
By   rakesh

Emmy Award winner Rehema Ellis is well-known among the viewers as an American television journalist for NBC News based in New York City, New York. Also, she serves in NBC News as the lead education correspondent.

Rehema Ellis

Rehema Ellis was born in 1954 in the southeastern part of North Carolina. She holds American nationality and belongs to American-African ethnicity. Though she was born on North Carolina most of her childhood was spent in Boston, Massachusetts.

Regarding her education, she joined Simmons College located in Boston and later Ellis graduated in Journalism from Columbia University School of Journalism situated in New York City.

Success as a Journalist

Before serving as a lead education correspondent in the NBC news. She served on several other television stations. Ellis officially began her broadcasting career at KDKA-TV and Radio based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Later, Ellis also worked as an anchor and reporter in WHDH-TV based in Boston.

Fame with NBC News

In 1994 Ellis joined NBC News as a general assignment reporter. Also, during her nineteen years of broadcasting with NBC News, she has covered on a wide range of topics including 2001 September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, 2004 Summer Olympic Games held in Greece, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, 2008 Barack Obama presidential election, and the death of prominent American singer Michael Jackson in 2009.

Glimpse of Rehema Ellis in NBC News
A glimpse of Rehema Ellis in NBC News, Source: YouTube

Later in 2010, Ellis was promoted as the lead education correspondent where she covered the report on educational topics and is the main reporter for the NBC Education Nation summit.

Awards and Accolades

Through her dedication and devotion in her broadcasting career, Ellis obtained several awards including Emmy Awards, Associated Press awards, National Association of Black Journalists as well as awards from the Edward R. Murrow Awards through her decade of hardships.

Life As a Single Mother

The NBC News correspondent, Miss Rehema is a divorced woman. She currently reside in New York with her young son. There is no additional information about her marriage,  but in November 2007, she revealed about her divorce. 

From her previous failed marriage, Ellis has a son named Khori Ellis, who is now over 16 years old.

Rehema Ellis along with her son  Khori Ellis
Rehema Ellis along with her son  Khori Ellis, Source: NBC News

As a single mother, Ellis said that having a son was the best decision she ever made. While she was pregnant, people told her not to have a child. However, against all odds, she gave birth to her son and it made a huge impact on her life.

Net Worth

Through her commitment to her broadcasting career, Ellis has an estimated net worth of around $3 million as of 2019. Further, the reason behind her success is from the numerous work she did in the journalism and media industry. Another NBC Journalist, Kate Bolduan has a similar net worth.

Rehema Ellis in 'educationnation' campaign
Rehema Ellis in 'education nation' campaign, Source: Instagram

Also, according to Payscale the average salary of a media correspondent is $35,461 annually. Besides, from her 24 years of dedication in her career, we can assume she had accumulated a hefty amount of money in her net worth.

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