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Angela Davis

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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 10-year-old daughter and 11-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 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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St. Paul Man Among Missing Climbers Presumed Dead

A Twin Cities family is coming to terms with the fact that their missing son is likely dead after going on a mountain climbing trip last week. Mark Mahaney, 26, of St. Paul, Minn. was one of six climbers who went missing last Wednesday on Mount Rainier in Washington. The National Park Service said they were all likely killed in a 3,300 foot fall near their last known location.

06/02/2014

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Palmer’s In Mpls. Makes Esquire’s List Of Best Bars

A neighborhood bar in the Twin Cities, open since 1906, is getting some national attention. Palmer’s Bar in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis just landed on Esquire Magazine’s list of Best Bars in America.

05/28/2014

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Twin Cities Home Ownership Gap Widens Along Race Lines

A report released Tuesday is giving us some new insight on home sales in the Twin Cities. It takes a look at how neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul seem to be recovering from the foreclosure crisis.

05/27/2014

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St. Paul Couple Create New Vodka

If you’re making a trip to the liquor store this Memorial Day weekend, you may see a new vodka on the shelves. Introduced three weeks ago, it’s made in south Minneapolis and its key ingredients are from Minnesota farms.

05/22/2014

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Combatting ‘Summer Learning Loss’ With Workbooks

For most students, there are only two more weeks left in the school year. The summer break is something many kids look forward to but it often comes with a price.

05/21/2014

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‘Right Track’ Links High Schoolers To Big St. Paul Summer Jobs

Many say a summer job is a jumpstart to success. That’s why the U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez is coming to St. Paul Friday. He’s getting a look at a program that the city launched to help high school students get work experience. It’s called Right Track, a partnership between the city, the school district and businesses.

05/15/2014

Cop Gets Kidney From Student, Then Pays The Kindness Forward

We’ve been following the recovery of a Minneapolis police officer who desperately needed a kidney donor, and found one after a two-year search. The donor was 20-year-old Sebastian Rivera, University of Minnesota student who he’d never met.

05/14/2014

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Cops: Don’t Use Craigslist To Get Last-Minute Wild Playoff Tickets

Tuesday night’s Wild playoff game at the Xcel Energy Center is sold out, and plenty of people bought their tickets at the last minute.

05/13/2014

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Lakeville Taking Tough Measures To Control Geese Population

In the spring and summer, we’re used to seeing geese near lakes and parks, but a growing goose population in Lakeville has the city taking tougher measures to control their numbers.

05/12/2014

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4 Mpls. Teachers Heading To Somalia To Better Understand Their Students

In Minneapolis, four teachers are going way beyond what is expected in order to close a cultural gap. The teachers work at Anne Sullivan Communication Center, an elementary and middle school on East 28th Street in Minneapolis. There, 60 percent of the students are Somali.

05/12/2014

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Mpls. Schools Receive $550K Grant To Improve School Lunches

Over the years, school lunches have gotten a bad reputation. But recently, there have been many new efforts to improve the taste and nutrition of cafeteria food. Life Time Fitness announced Tuesday that its foundation is awarding a $550,000 grant to Minneapolis Public Schools. The money will be used to purchase new food-service equipment and enable the nutrition staff to remove unhealthy ingredients from school menus.

05/06/2014

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Mpls. English Teacher Named MN Teacher Of The Year 2014

Thomas Rademacher, the 32-year-old English teacher from the FAIR school, was named the 2014 Minnesota Teacher of the Year on Sunday.

Rademacher teaches English at the FAIR school in downtown Minneapolis. He is the first winner from the West Metro Education Program district, a voluntary partnership of 11 school districts.

05/05/2014

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New 85,000-Square-Foot Cabela’s Opening Soon In Woodbury

If you love the outdoors and all the sports that go along with it, you’ve likely stepped inside a Cabela’s store. It’s known for its hunting, fishing and camping gear — plus, its elaborate displays.

05/01/2014

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Hey College Grads, Here’s What Not To Do In A Job Interview

In a couple of weeks, college students will be graduating — and hopefully interviewing — for jobs in their chosen fields.

04/30/2014

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Lake Mille Lacs Residents Dealing With Walls Of Ice

Head north of the Twin Cities along the shores of Lake Mille Lacs and you’ll find some residents dealing with large piles of ice being blown onto shore – and creeping towards their homes. With the month of May just two days away, trees should be showing some signs of spring, but trees along Lake Mille Lacs are showing signs of distress. They’re split and shoved by creeping ice.

04/29/2014

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