Ellen McNamara - Anchor

"Growing up in a news family, I never thought I would want to get into the business. However, during an internship in college, I realized that I only wanted to work in a newsroom. News reporting is part of my DNA, and I am honored to work for 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS."

Previous Experience
Ellen joined 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS in April 2012 as an anchor/reporter. Before coming to the Twin Cities, Ellen was a weekend morning anchor in Tampa, Florida. She has also worked in newsrooms in Austin, Texas and Lubbock, Texas.

Ellen was born in Chicago and grew up in Boulder, Colorado and Dallas, Texas. While in college, she played soccer in the Big 12 and graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech University with a degree in political science and a minor in Spanish. Ellen grew up in the news business as her dad is a former CBS News correspondent, but it wasn't until she interned at the CBS affiliate in Lubbock, Texas that she fell in love with the business herself.

Personal Interests
Ellen is an avid runner and has completed a number of marathons, including the Boston Marathon. Ellen, along with her husband and two Jack Russell Terriers, are thrilled to call Minnesota home and be close to family once again!

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