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.
General Mills announced Monday that it’s dropping artificial colors and flavors from more of its cereals.
Not many things are free anymore. So, when we heard about free summer camps for kids across the metro, we couldn’t wait to spread the word.
In two weeks, the first prescriptions for medical marijuana will be filled in Minnesota.
On Wednesday, one of the two state-approved marijuana growing facilities opened its doors for a tour of its operation.
LeafLine Labs is in Cottage Grove, and members of the Bachman family, as in Bachman flowers, are major investors.
At the insistence of U.S. safety regulators, Honda is adding more than a million of its most popular vehicles to a growing recall for air bags that can explode with too much force.
Target is selling its pharmacy and clinic businesses to the drugstore chain CVS Health for about $1.9 billion in a deal that combines the resources of two retailers seeking to polish their reputations as health care providers.
We’re seeing a new phase in the bird flu outbreak that has led to the deaths of millions of turkeys in Minnesota. A small number of affected farmers are now restocking.
Teenage sisters Sonja and Alexis Pearson returned to the hospital where doctors saved Sonja’s life when she was a toddler.
Now that school is out, your children may have more free time to spend online. That increases the chances of them coming in contact with criminals.
When classes end for the school year many children lose access to healthy meals — that’s why the effort to offer free summer meals is growing.
The month of June is known for more than the beginning of summer — nationally, it’s also African-American Music Appreciation Month.
A Twin Cities woman’s dream vacation to the Grand Canyon turned into a nightmare after she fell 20 feet, breaking 13 bones. Sheila McCabe just got out of the hospital and is now recovering at home in Savage. She wants to share what happened and what she learned.
It takes more than just a good idea to launch your own business — you need financing, a solid business plan, technical skills, and most likely some advice.
First Lady Michelle Obama called on private businesses to do their part in her fight against childhood obesity, and 150 of them are answering her call. A Minnesota-based child care company is one of them, and they are seeing results.
An Eagan family found their car vandalized yesterday morning, and covered with racial slurs. Police say someone smashed out a window in Steve Wright’s car; spray-painted racial slurs on the hood, trunk and windows; and then doused the car with gasoline.
So far, 97 farms have been affected by the bird flu since the outbreak began in March. Kandiyohi County is ground zero with 37 of those farms. The state announced three new cases of the bird flu today, six new ones were reported yesterday.
A freight transportation company says one of its employees died Monday morning while unloading track material in northeast Minneapolis.
After years of being stuck by the State Fairgrounds and clanking train tracks, the St. Paul Saints are about to play ball in their new home.
Even though Mohamed Fofana died at the young age of 10, his dream of building a school in West Africa is coming true.
Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.
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.