Angela Davis

Angela Davis joined the station in 2006. She 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.
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VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2006
Hometown: Java, Virginia
Alma Mater: University of Maryland-College Park

FAVORITES
Music: Stevie Wonder and R&B hits from the ’80s and ’90s
Movie: Sleepless in Seattle
TV Show: Scandal
Book: Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Food: Chocolate
Local Restaurant: Highland Grill, St. Paul
Hidden MN Gem: Cedar Valley Resort in Whalan
Sport/Exercise: Throwing punches at Bodies By Burgoon in Northeast Minneapolis
Historical Figure: Martin Luther King Jr.
Favorite Minnesotan: Jimmy Jam Harris
Quote: “To whom much is given, much is required” – Luke 12:48
Word: Yes
Vacation Spot: Montego Bay, Jamaica (I got married there)
Holiday: Thanksgiving
Planet: Earth

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Dogs (I’m allergic to cats)
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Text
Mac or PC? PC
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Morning
East Coast vs. West Coast? East
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Trek
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Grey Goose

Angela Davis joined the station in 2006. She anchors the Sunday night newscasts 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 has a deep interest in education and the barriers that prevent students from achieving academic success. She is a volunteer with Lovin’ the Skin I’m In, a mentoring program for adolescent and teenage girls in the Twin Cities. She volunteers with ThreeSixty, a program for Minnesota high school students interested in journalism. She also serves on the school board of Twin Cities Academy, a charter school on the east side of St. Paul, and she is a frequent guest speaker in classrooms across Minnesota.

Angela is the proud mother of a son and daughter who are in high school. Her husband, Duchesne Drew, is the community network vice-president of the Bush Foundation in St. Paul and the former managing editor of the Star Tribune newspaper in Minneapolis.

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 17 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 National Association of Black Journalists and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

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. 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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