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.
The highest number of flu cases are typically seen in January, after the holidays.
The number of Minnesota schools suffering from flu outbreaks shot up dramatically this week. Last week, only 19 schools reported new outbreaks. This week, that number spiked to 203. The Minnesota Department of Health also said Thursday that two children have now died from the flu in Minnesota. And more than 300 people have gotten so sick they had to stay in the hospital.
Our mailboxes and newspapers are stuffed these days with ads from stores showcasing what’s on sale. This week a Target ad features a toddler from Stillwater. Her name is Izzy.
The flu is now so widespread in Minnesota that some Twin Cities hospitals are restricting visitors from seeing patients Fairview Health Services announced some temporary changes to visitor policies at six hospitals Tuesday.
During the holidays, it can be easy to fall into a gift-shopping, gift-giving frenzy.
The most wonderful time of the year is getting off to a gloomy start. Cloudy skies and fog hung over the downtown Minneapolis skyline most the day. At this Christmas tree lot at the Farmer’s Market, owner Scott Barriball compared the forecast to those of years past.
It’s a challenge that schools across the nation are facing, how to make school lunches healthier and tastier. Wednesday in Minneapolis, a group of school lunch directors from several states got together for a culinary boot camp.
It’s one of the biggest houses on Summit Avenue in St. Paul — and it’s the place Minnesota’s governor calls home. A few times each year, the doors of the Governor’s Residence are opened to the public for tours. It’s also an interior designer’s dream assignment. Six local designers each had a chance to decorate a room inside the house for the holidays.
Students across the world spent time learning how to program computers Monday as part of Computer Science Education Week.
A man who survived a horrible accident has already endured a long road and still has a ways to go. But he reached a significant milestone Saturday.
It takes just a few hours to get a tattoo, but, in many cases, years to remove one. But thanks to new technology, that’s changing. In 2012 the FDA approved a new laser for tattoo removal that is proving to be faster and more effective than the previous versions.
The maker of a defective air bag is defying a demand by the U.S. government to expand a recall. The Takata Corporation manufactures the air bag which has led to the deaths of at least five people, and dozens of injuries worldwide.
A number of Minnesota high school and college students expressed their disappointment with the Ferguson, Missouri outcome by walking out of school. They joined students who staged walkouts in more than 50 cities across the country on Monday.
Hundreds of high school students witnessed a touching tribute Wednesday to an officer killed in the line of duty. It’s been four months since Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick was gunned down as he made a traffic stop in West St. Paul. He graduated from St. Paul’s Humboldt High School in 1985. Mendota Heights Police Officer John Larrive spoke on behalf of the family at the ceremony in the school gym.
Minnesota sophomore guard Daquein McNeil was jailed Tuesday without bail after his arrest on a felony domestic assault charge involving his girlfriend. McNeil, who was suspended from all team activities pending the investigation, was booked Monday, according to jail records. The Hennepin County attorney’s office had until Wednesday to charge him, spokesman Chuck Laszewski said.
A moose that wandered hundreds of miles away from its Northwoods habitat has died. The Department of Natural Resources told WCCO the moose was found in the backyard of a home in Sleepy Eye, a place it had been hanging out for the last week and a half.
People across the country are taking their vehicles in to get a defective airbag replaced. When activated, Takata airbags have sent metal fragments flying at drivers and passengers. At least four people have died and 139 people have been injured, including a Minnesotan. Right now the recall applies only to drivers in southern states.
It started with a wish to get unused kids’ bikes out of garages and into the hands of children who would ride them. Six years later, Free Bikes 4 Kidz has given away about 20,000 bikes.
Monday was the first day back to school for friends of 14-year-old Patrick Schoonover, who died after collapsing on the ice at a hockey tournament Friday. His death has many people asking questions, so WCCO talked with a pediatric cardiologist to find out what parents should be on the look out for and what tests can be done to detect a heart problem early.
It’s what many Minnesotans love to do, make charitable donations. For the sixth year in a row, ‘Give to the Max Day’ is allowing us to give in a 24-hour online frenzy.
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.