Angela Davis joined the station in 2006. Angela 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. She also worked as a reporter and weekend anchor there.
Angela is the proud mother of an 11-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son, and is married to a fellow journalist. Her husband is a managing editor of the Star Tribune newspaper in Minneapolis.
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 14 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 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. 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.
Sarah Jessica Parker is in Minnesota Monday to make a special visit at a local school. The award-winning actress will be speaking at Bethune Community School in Minneapolis.
Late Thursday afternoon, members of the Somali community in Minneapolis announced a new effort to try to stop the recruitment of terrorists.
The Minnesota Zoo is now home to a group of animals who are considered critically endangered. A new exhibit featuring Hawaiian Monk Seals opens on Memorial Day weekend. There are less than 1,100 of them surviving in the wild off the shores of Hawaii.
Wednesday morning, a big group of Minnesotans will board a flight from Minneapolis and head to Havana, Cuba. The Minnesota Orchestra will be the first U.S. orchestra to perform in Cuba since President Obama announced plans to restore relations with the country in December.
The effort to save migrating birds from deadly collisions with glass is about to be back before the Minneapolis City Council.
This Sunday is Mother’s Day and, for many of us, finding the perfect gift for mom can be tough. We checked out some ideas and talked with a psychologist about why we care so much about getting it right.
Nurses at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota have produced a video to encourage their young patients who are fighting cancer and blood disorders. And they chose just the right song to accompany it. They chose, “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten.
On Tuesday, WCCO got an early look inside one of the places where cannabis plants are now legally grown in Minnesota.
The driver of a school van for kids with special needs crashed into a ditch after having a heart attack. It happened as he was driving students from the New London-Spicer school district home in March.
Now that it’s warm outside, you’ll see more police officers on bikes.
On Thursday, Minneapolis police kicked off spring training for the department’s Bicycle Rapid Response Team.
Louise Karluah — the mother of Barway Collins — walked through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday before heading to the north Minneapolis funeral home where her son’s body is being preserved. She was surrounded by compassionate strangers who’ve dedicated time and money to help her.
It’s early spring, but there’s already a push to line up summer jobs for teenagers. The city of St. Paul is actively recruiting businesses willing to hire high school students from low-income families who want to gain some work experience.
The effort to stop bird flu from spreading in Minnesota means millions of birds must be killed. Forty-nine farms in 17 Minnesota counties have found bird flu. If one bird has it, the rest of the flock must be eliminated.
It wasn’t just a computer glitch that caused the state to temporarily halt the annual school test known as the MCAs. It was a deliberate attack on the system.
Melissa Erlandson’s one-year-old daughter, London, has a rare form of cancer. Doctors made the diagnosis when she was just 3 months old. Erlandson is asking for help to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and boost the funding needed for research.
A Stillwater toddler with Down syndrome made quite an impression when she appeared in a Target ad last December. Izzy Bradley was chosen after the retailer put out a call for children with disabilities to take part in a photo shoot. The ad and the news coverage about Izzy went viral, and now many more retailers are looking for kids like her.
A small church in southeastern Minnesota is a total loss after a fire early Thursday morning, according to the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to the fire at about 2:50 a.m. at Henrytown Lutheran Church, located at 36190 County Road 18, which is north of the city of Canton.
Authorities are investigating after a western Wisconsin man was stabbed to death after a fishing dispute near the St. Croix River Tuesday night. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Authorities in St. Joseph say they have seized a car and are speaking with a driver in connection to an alleged hit-and-run that left a 5-year-old boy dead.
Many of the Minnesota Twins most dedicated fans were at Target Field for the opening home game Monday. But there’s one very special fan who watched from her home in Clarksfield. Angela Davis introduces us to a woman who’s been cheering for the Twins for more than 80 seasons.
A 56-year-old man has been charged with stalking a popular local radio host over the past year, according to charges filed by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
Next month, the first steps in redesigning Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis will begin.
The construction project will last two years and will force the popular summer farmers market to find a new home on Hennepin Avenue.
America’s largest window and door maker is getting even bigger. Andersen Windows announced Monday a major expansion in Minnesota. The company just opened its newest manufacturing facility in Bayport.
It’s a disease with no cure and limited treatment – Alzheimer’s. This week the Mayo Clinic announced the findings of a major study that is giving researchers new hope.
WCCO’s Jason DeRusha has been nominated for a James Beard Award in Broadcast Media for his TV segment, “DeRusha Eats.”