Ellison Barber is an American journalist and an NBC News correspondent, who’s based in New York. Before joining NBC News, she was with Fox News Channel for over three years, where she was a general-assignment reporter covering domestic and international affairs. She also served as the Prince George’s County Deputy Bureau Chief and reporter for WUSA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C. Over the years, she has made a name for herself as a journalist and transformed into a prominent face on small screens. Barber is best known for her coverage of major stories like the 2015 DC mansion murders of the Savopoulos family and their housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, the March 2016 U.S. Capitol lockdown, and the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela in 2019.
Ellison Barber Biography
Ellison Barber was born on the 20th of October 1988, in Atlanta, Georgia, where she spent most part of her life. Her parents are Reverend Don and Cheryl Barber. She has two siblings, an older sister, Stewart Barber, and a younger sister, Lindel Barber Waclawski.
Barber attended and graduated from South Forsyth High School in 2008. She later graduated from Wofford College with an English major in 2012. Following her graduation, she worked for an online magazine as a content staff and later joined the WUSA, an affiliate of CBS based in Washington, as Prince George’s County Deputy Bureau Chief.
|Birth Name||Ellison Litton Barber|
|Birthdate||October 20, 1989|
|Birthplace||Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|Age||33 years old|
|Residence||New York City, New York, U.S.|
Ellison Barber Personal Life
Ellison Barber has been in a relationship with singer, Andy Tongren, the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Young Rising Sons for years now. She often posts pictures of them together on her Instagram.
|Height||5ft 7in or 170 cm|
|Weight||54 kg or 119 lbs|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Distinctive Features||Dimpled smile|
Ellison Barber Net Worth
The 31-year-old is now a prominent and the most popular journalist in the American television scene. She has achieved a ton of accomplishments at such a young age, having worked at the most renowned television networks, including Fox.
She first came to prominence when she joined CBS affiliate, WUSA, as a Deputy Bureau Chief, and during her time there, she interviewed Washington Capitals’ star Alexander Ovechkin and the show was a huge hit. She worked with Fox News between 2017 and 2020 as a general assignment correspondent.
Ellison currently holds the position of the New York-based correspondent at NBC News. She joined NBC on April 15, 2020, during the novel Covid-19 outbreak. She extensively covered the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.
It is no surprise that Ellison Barber earns a huge paycheck from NBC, however, not much is known about her salary and net worth right now.
Ellison Barber Facts
She was raised in Atlanta, Georgia.
Throughout Ellison’s career, she has covered various stories including, the 2015 DC mansion murders of the Savopoulos family and their housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, and the March 2016 U.S. Capitol lockdown.
She has contributed her investigative reporting to a five-part series on missing savings bonds, which led her through three states and eventually returning the savings bonds back to the rightful owner.