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.
n the last year, Minnesota kids participating in We Day projects have spent 14.6 million hours volunteering, and collected 5.6 million pounds of food. This was no ordinary school day. And these are no ordinary students.
Over the last year, we’ve seen what We Day can do to inspire teenagers. The concert celebration returns to the Xcel Energy Center Wednesday, but the setup and rehearsals are already underway.
The sounds of children celebrating the early arrival of a snow day were loud and clear in Elk River Monday. Best friends Kaila Swart and Lexi Patraw were having the time of their lives. “It’s really fun because I get to play with my best friend and do face plants in the snow,” Swart said.
With his signature black hat and his sentimental lyrics, Garth Brooks is bringing country back to an audience that loves him. Sandy Jung doesn’t have concert tickets yet, but she’s got some fancy cowgirl boots and a western belt with bling from Minneapolis’ Schatzlein Saddle Shop on Lake Street. “I think the fact that he’s coming back and it’s like a renewing of his kind of old style and bringing it back into current is really fun,” Jung said.
The holiday shopping season is around the corner, and police have a warning: Don’t get packages delivered to your house when you aren’t there. Last Friday and Saturday in Champlin, police received two reports of packages stolen from doorways in the middle of the afternoon. But one of them happened at a house where a security camera was rolling, and the face of one of the thieves is clearly visible.
Minnesotans are proud to say they lead the nation in turnout, and a change in state law meant some people voted early instead of waiting for Election Day.
Whether you love them or hate them, you may need them to read. “Cheaters,” as they are sometimes called, are those reading glasses you can buy at most drug stores without a prescription.
A high school student who lost her battle with brain cancer was honored Thursday for her bravery. Weeks after Rachel Woell’s death, teachers and students at Minneapolis’ St. Charles Borromeo School held a balloon release in her honor. We first shared Rachel’s story with you this fall. The 18-year-old student at Totino-Grace High School captured the spirit of her football team, for which she worked as the team manager.
You may be all set for Halloween this week, but what about Thanksgiving? It’s just one month away. If you’re planning on flying out of town to see relatives, get ready to dig deep to pay for that plane ticket.
For many, recalling college years may bring back fond memories. But if you think hard enough, you may recall some dark days as well. On Tuesday, the University of Minnesota hosted a special event to help with those dark days called Cirque De-Stress.
A partial solar eclipse has a whole lot of folks excited. “I think that we’re going to get some really great views of the sun,” said Dave Falkner of the Minnesota Astronomical Society. “There’s a huge sun spot group to go along with the eclipse, and it’s just really exciting.”
We’re just three weeks away from the second annual “We Day” concert at the Xcel Energy Center. It’s a reward for teenagers who spend time doing volunteer work in the community. Tickets aren’t for sale — you have to earn them through work on a community service project. Carly Rae Jepsen and the Jonas Brothers performed at Minnesota’s first We Day last year.
Pregnant women are faced with many decisions and often have lots of questions. Now, it appears there’s something new they may want to ask their doctors: the cesarean rate at the hospital where the baby will be born.
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords visited Minneapolis on Monday afternoon. Giffords was meeting privately with Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and domestic violence prevention advocates.
Here in Minnesota, the union that represents thousands of nurses is asking for better training and better gear to deal with Ebola. Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association voted in favor of a resolution that calls on hospitals to provide the highest level of protective equipment, such as hazardous materials suits.