Angela Davis is a morning person, so it’s fitting that she anchors WCCO This Morning from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and WCCO 4 News at Noon. She joined the station in 2006.
Before coming to WCCO-TV, Angela anchored the morning and midday newscasts at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis for six years. She also worked as a reporter and weekend anchor there.
Angela is the proud mother of an 8-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son, and is married to a fellow journalist. Her husband is a managing editor of the Star Tribune newspaper in Minneapolis.
Angela’s alarm clock goes off at 2 a.m. each weekday, but she is quick to let you know that her early work hours allow her to spend a lot quality time with her kids and to do volunteer work in the community.
Two of her favorite organizations are Girls In Action, a mentoring program for adolescent and teenage girls in Minneapolis, and Lovin’ the Skin I’m In, a mentoring program for girls in St. Paul. Each of these groups provides encouragement to adolescent girls of color.
Angela also volunteers with ThreeSixty, a program for Minnesota high school students interested in journalism.
Angela and her husband open up their home each fall to journalists from other countries by being a host family for the World Press Institute. Over the last 12 years they’ve spent time with broadcast and print journalists who are the recipients of a WPI fellowship, and helped expose them to American culture.
She is a member of the local and national chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Angela holds a journalism degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and grew up in southern Virginia. She also did graduate work in urban affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington.
As the recipient of the NABJ Ethel Payne Fellowship for Africa in 1995, Angela spent one month in Kenya producing a documentary. She has won four regional Emmy awards for anchoring and covering breaking news.
Angela’s journalism career began in high school when she won a prestigious academic scholarship from the Baltimore Sun newspaper. She was awarded a four-year scholarship to the University of Maryland that included four summer internships at the newspaper. It was during her junior year of college that her interest in television news took over. After interning at the Washington, D.C., bureaus of NBC News and CNN, and working for former ABC News Nightline anchor Ted Koppel, she decided to pursue a career in television news.
Angela was hired by CNN in Atlanta immediately upon graduation and worked there behind the scenes for one year. After that, she returned to Washington, D.C. to work as a reporter-trainee at WUSA-TV. There she worked alongside reporters and photographers until she was able to secure her first on-air job at WKYT-TV in Lexington, Ky.
Two years later, she got the call to move to Minneapolis, where she later met her husband. A few years after they got married, the couple moved to Dallas where Angela worked as a reporter for WFAA-TV and her husband worked as a reporter for the Dallas Morning News. They apparently couldn’t take the heat down in Texas, because after two years, they returned to the Twin Cities and their old workplaces.
When she’s not in make-up and covering the news, you’ll likely find Angela in a cooking class or out on a bike ride.
She lives in St. Paul but is a huge fan of the North Shore. She and her family make regular trips to Lutsen Mountains in the winter to ski and to Grand Marais to check out the beautiful views of Lake Superior.
In the fall, she enjoys visiting Lanesboro in southern Minnesota to bike the Root River Trail and take in the scenery of the historic Bluff Country. And even though she grew up on a farm and thought she’d seen enough of the outdoors as child, her husband and kids recently convinced her to give camping a try. She now loves pitching a tent in state parks, too.
Not everything you plant in your garden this spring has to be colorful. Some plants stand out because they are edible. And nothing compares to the fragrance and flavor of fresh herbs. WCCO stepped into a garden center’s Edible House.
Over the weekend, when it wasn’t raining, you may have spent some time in your garden, planting flowers. Or maybe just getting the soil ready for what you will plant. It is a sea of colors at Leitner’s Garden Center in St. Paul, a look that many of us would love to replicate in our yards.
All week, the WCCO Morning Show team is sharing how they ended up doing what they’re doing. Previous installments covered the beginnings of Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus’s careers. Now it’s time to take a look at how Angela Davis got started.
If you would like your school to get involved in We Day, now is the time. We Day Minnesota will bring together 18,000 young people and some big-name celebrities in October to celebrate the power to create a positive change locally and globally.
Parents of young children have big dreams for their little ones, and hope they grow up to do big things. With Mother’s day coming up on Sunday, WCCO talked with a mom whose child did, in fact, grow up to be a leader. He grew up to become the Mayor of Minneapolis.
The beautiful displays of color are what brighten our gardens and our spirit. We plant the bulbs in the fall and then wait with anticipation for their debut in the spring.
After a seemingly endless winter, Minnesotans are finally seeing the grass of their lawns. But it’s not that pretty green grass that we like to see. Most yards are likely filled with patches of brown.
There is a great place to escape the snow and ice outside right now. It’s in South Minneapolis, inside Bachman’s Spring Ideas house. It’s a home near the Bachman’s floral center on Lyndale that’s all dressed up with the latest trends in home decor for spring.
If you celebrate Easter, there’s a good chance there’s a ham involved. And though they say variety is the spice of life, some of us wonder why there are so many choices when it comes to ham.
If you’ve ever been through a job interview, you know how crucial first impressions are. And a lot of that has to do with what you are wearing.
Not everyone is able to take off for Florida and Mexico for spring break, but Minnesota residents are fortunate to live in a state where there are lots of fun things to do, not too far from home.
It may seem strange to be thinking about summer camps for the kids right now. But registration for some of the most popular camps has already started, and those openings are filling up fast.
Usually parks are off limits after dark, unless you are there on a night to celebrating a full moon and a classic sport. On certain nights each month during the winter months, Three Rivers Park District wants to make sure we take advantage of the snow.
Fire Captain Tracy Moore applied for a $20,000 grant geared towards connecting communities and won it. Her goal is to improve the fire department’s relationship with the Somali community
With Valentine’s Day just a couple of days away, there’s a lot of talk about love right now. But what if you are struggling with your relationship with your significant other?
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