Angela Davis

Angela Davis joined the station in 2006. She co-anchors the Sunday night newscasts with Mike Binkley and does reports for the evening newscasts during the week. Angela previously anchored the morning and noon newscasts for five years. Before coming to WCCO-TV, Angela anchored the morning and midday newscasts at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis for six years.
web angela davis Angela Davis facebook icon Angela Davis twitter icon Angela Davis email icon Angela Davis

VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2006
Hometown: Java, Virginia
Alma Mater: University of Maryland-College Park

FAVORITES
Music: Stevie Wonder and R&B hits from the ’80s and ’90s
Movie: Sleepless in Seattle
TV Show: Scandal
Book: Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Food: Chocolate
Local Restaurant: Highland Grill, St. Paul
Hidden MN Gem: Cedar Valley Resort in Whalan
Sport/Exercise: Throwing punches at Bodies By Burgoon in Northeast Minneapolis
Historical Figure: Martin Luther King Jr.
Favorite Minnesotan: Jimmy Jam Harris
Quote: “To whom much is given, much is required” – Luke 12:48
Word: Yes
Vacation Spot: Montego Bay, Jamaica (I got married there)
Holiday: Thanksgiving
Planet: Earth

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Dogs (I’m allergic to cats)
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Text
Mac or PC? PC
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Morning
East Coast vs. West Coast? East
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Trek
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Grey Goose

Angela Davis joined the station in 2006. She anchors the Sunday night newscasts and does reports for the evening newscasts during the week. Angela previously anchored the morning and noon newscasts for five years.

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 has a deep interest in education and the barriers that prevent students from achieving academic success. She is a volunteer with Lovin’ the Skin I’m In, a mentoring program for adolescent and teenage girls in the Twin Cities. She volunteers with ThreeSixty, a program for Minnesota high school students interested in journalism. She also serves on the school board of Twin Cities Academy, a charter school on the east side of St. Paul, and she is a frequent guest speaker in classrooms across Minnesota.

Angela is the proud mother of a son and daughter who are in middle school. Her husband, Duchesne Drew, is the community network vice-president of the Bush Foundation in St. Paul and the former managing editor of the Star Tribune newspaper in Minneapolis.

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 15 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 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 five 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. 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.

email icon Angela Davis Request Angela To Speak At An Event

most recent stories2 Angela Davis

(credit: Uptown Bar)

Life Story: Ron Upton

Not only did Minneapolis bar patrons notice Ron Upton at the door — checking IDs and keeping the peace — they really liked him.

02/22/2017

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Twin Cities Clinic’s Cooking Class Helps Students Live Better

The decision to eat better and have a healthier lifestyle has some folks going back to school.

02/20/2017

(credit: CBS)

Jewish Community Center In St. Paul Reopens After Threat

A Jewish Community Center in St. Paul has been evacuated after a bomb threat Monday morning, according to police.

02/20/2017

(credit: Cyrus Family)

Life Story: Bennet Cyrus

If he ever doubted whether he chose the right path in life, all Bennet Cyrus had to do was take a look at all of his awards for excellence.

02/15/2017

(credit: TL Xiong/Facebook)

Oakdale PD Investigating Racial Slur Painted On Garage

The search is on for the person or people who spray painted a racial slur on the home of a Hmong family in Oakdale.

02/13/2017

Janna Wood and her husband, Erik (credit: The Wood Family)

Life Story: Janna Wood

A young woman with a big personality made her mark in law enforcement, even though she did not wear a badge.

02/08/2017

(credit: CBS)

With Super Bowl LI Finished, Minn. Handed Ball For Next Year

The New England Patriots became Super Bowl champions for the fifth time Sunday night, beating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28. Now, the clock starts ticking on Super Bowl LII being held in Minneapolis next year.

02/06/2017

Scott Vaupel (credit: The Vaupel Family)

Life Story: Scott Vaupel

A Shakopee man used his musical talents to uplift the members of his church.

02/01/2017

(credit: Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Minneapolis Eyeing Houston Super Bowl Preparations

The Minneapolis Super Bowl Committee is headed to Houston this week as it gets ready to host the 2018 Super Bowl.

01/30/2017

(credit: CBS)

Uber Driver Arrested After Uptown Minneapolis Shooting

Minneapolis police are investigating after one man was hospitalized following a shooting in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood early Thursday morning.

01/26/2017

Vicki Lansky (credit: CBS)

Life Story: Vicki Lansky

A Plymouth woman made Minnesota proud when she became a nationally-known parenting expert.

01/25/2017

Paul Pearson (credit: Ramsey County)

Counter-Protester Arrested At St. Paul Women’s March

The unexpected actions of one counter-protester at Saturday’s Women’s March in St. Paul landed him in jail.

01/22/2017

Gary Hines in the music video for "Royalty" (credit: HSRA)

St. Paul Students To Face Off With Beyoncé For NAACP Image Award

When the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards are announced next month, some Twin Cities teenagers will be in the audience.

01/19/2017

(credit: CBS)

Life Story: James Hamilton

A jazz musician who entertained Minnesotans for decades, also spent time teaching hundreds of students, including Prince.

01/18/2017

(credit: CBS)

Case Of Tuberculosis Confirmed At St. Louis Park High School

An individual associated with St. Louis Park High School has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. According to the St. Louis Park Public Schools Superintendent Rob Metz, the Hennepin County Department of Health notified the school of the individual’s diagnosis in November

01/12/2017

(credit: Hogenson Family)

Life Story: John Hogenson

John Hogenson led three of the largest Lutheran churches in the state and had a remarkable ability to share his joy.

01/11/2017

(credit: CBS)

Police Warn People Not To Lurk Behind Frozen Minnehaha Falls

It’s been a problem for years and now someone has gotten hurt after trespassing at Minnehaha Falls.

01/09/2017

(credit: CBS)

Newborn Abandoned Inside Cathedral Of St. Paul

The baby boy was found at about 6 p.m. Wednesday in a hallway at the cathedral.

01/05/2017

(credit: CBS)

Life Story: Dick Leerhoff

Dick Leerhoff was a senior exhibit designer at the Science Museum of Minnesota for decades.

01/04/2017

(credit: CBS)

‘Fences’ Playwright August Wilson Once Called St. Paul Home

Many Minnesotans may be familiar with the storyline because they’ve seen the play performed at Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul.

01/02/2017

(credit: CBS)

Run Through Woods Turns Into Painful Discovery For Rockford Puppy

A carefree run through the woods left a Minnesota puppy in a lot of pain over the summer.

12/29/2016

Emmett Yanez (credit: CBS)

Life Story: Emmett Yanez

Photos capture the many moments over many years that Emmett Yanez guided young boxers in the right direction.

12/28/2016

(credit: CBS)

Petition Against Coach Claeys Delivered To ‘U’ Officials

Claeys tweeted he was proud of his players who were threatening to boycott the bowl game.

12/28/2016

(credit: CBS)

Holiday Procrastinator? Minneapolis’ ‘Amazon Prime Now’ Hub Delivers

Amazon is offering help for all the holiday procrastinators in the Twin Cities.

12/22/2016

(credit: CBS)

Life Story: June Spicer

June Spicer loved the holidays and as discovered in this week’s Life Story, developed quite a reputation for her distinctive Christmas ornaments.

12/21/2016

next

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Best Of Minnesota
Good Question
Ski Report

Listen Live