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.
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