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.
More than two months after St. Paul firefighters pulled a girl from a burning home, she got a chance to say thank you. Late Monday afternoon, the child and her rescuers were brought together at an awards ceremony.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota believe they’ve found an effective way to stop the spread of Asian Carp. The invasive species of fish has been moving north in the Mississippi River, posing a threat to Minnesota’s rivers and lakes.
A Rogers woman who spent two-and-a-half months in the hospital has an amazing story of recovery and optimism. Adela Alvarez went into cardiac arrest while teaching a Zumba class last winter, and as doctors worked to save her life, they discovered another serious threat.
Welcoming a new baby to the family can be an exciting time, and when a couple is expecting more than one baby, emotions can really run high. o imagine what it must be like to give birth to five babies at one time. Quintuplets.
It takes a special person to adopt a child from another family — or another country. Yet, thousands of American families have been waiting for years to complete the foreign adoption process. The number of international adoptions has dropped dramatically in the last decade. But last week, an Edina woman finally brought home her three daughters adopted from Guatemala after seven years of waiting.
We know some people can get grouchy when they’re hungry. Now a new study is providing evidence that hunger and anger seem to go hand in hand — especially if you are married. The study is getting a lot of attention because voodoo dolls were used to measure how husbands and wives felt about each other at the end of the day.
Instead of getting a hotel room for the night or weekend, travelers are now renting bedrooms that are inside a family’s home. These short-term rentals of spare rooms are taking place in hundreds of homes across the metro.The reservations are made online on websites like Airbnb and VRBO or Craigslist.
Soon the lakes will be completely ice free, and we will see lots of people out on canoes. But there is one canoe in the west metro that will definitely not be going back into the water. That’s because archaeologists have just determined it is nearly 1,000 years old.
It’s that time of year when many high school seniors are getting their acceptance letters from colleges. And, just as importantly, details on the financial aid they’ve qualified for, or scholarships they’ve won.
In about two months, schools will be closing for the summer. That means, the kids will need some activities to keep from getting bored.
A Minneapolis man was sentenced Monday to more than four decades in prison for a crime the judge described as “senseless.” Last June, Vone Moua, the owner of Malina’s bar in St. Paul, was shot to death at closing time. It happened after a dispute about a $20 refund for a pool table fee.
Spring is on it’s way and so is allergy season, and with all the snow Minnesota has had this year there could be another factor causing stuffy noses. The large amount of snow that built p this year can lead to something called, “snow mold.” It’s something that causes stuffy noses, headaches and sore throats for a lot of people.
Pearson’s Candy has been a staple in St. Paul for a long time, but now it’s got a new look, a new candy and some new jobs.
Icy roads and this winter’s dangerous driving conditions are creating a new problem. With the huge number of crashes this winter, auto repair shops are swamped. Many repair shops are now telling customers they will have to wait four to six weeks before they can even start working on their car or truck.
Help is on the way for one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in Minneapolis, where Hennepin Avenue and Lyndale Avenue come together near the Walker Art Center.