Tom Llamas, weekend anchor and chief national affairs correspondent for ABC News, has left the network.
He signed off from his final World News Tonight newscast on Sunday, January 31.
Llamas joined ABC News in 2014 as a New York-based correspondent and anchor.
A year later, he was named weekend anchor, leading the newscast on Sundays, while Cecilia Vega covered the desk on Saturdays. He would later anchor both weekend editions.
Several publications report he’s headed to NBC News, but there have been no official announcements yet about his next move.
Llamas made his departure official on his final day on the air, thanking ABC News and all his colleagues.
“I am the son of immigrants, and because of that I have never taken for granted the opportunity or the responsibility to be able to sit at this desk and bring you the truth,” he said at the end of the newscast. “The American dream comes in many forms, and there’s a big family down in Miami, Florida that will tell you this is one of them; and that dream will continue.”
Prior to his move to ABC, Llamas spent 14 years at NBC News, working at the local stations WNBC in New York and WTVJ in Miami. He also worked at MSNBC as a political campaign reporter.
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