Akilah Davis
Akilah Davis reports and covers stories coming out of Cumberland, Harnett and surrounding counties. She is one of the Fayetteville bureau reporters for ABC 11 Eyewitness News.

Akilah is trading dangerously cold winter temperatures for sunshine and humidity. She comes to North Carolina from Springfield, Illinois, where she spent almost three years as the morning reporter for WICS-TV. She's also worked as a reporter for KWQC-TV 6 in Davenport, Iowa.

Her professional journey includes covering Illinois' ongoing budget crisis, the heroin epidemic's impact on newborns in Central Illinois, former President Barack Obama's watch party in 2012 and much more.

Akilah graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and received her Master's degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

She is eager to be a part of the Fayetteville community and can't wait to tell the stories of the people who live here. If you see her out and about, feel free to say hi! She loves connecting with viewers in person and over social media.

Email Akilah at akilah.davis@abc11.com.

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Water woes remain in the Grays Creek community as the third public information meeting ends.
We see it every year - frigid temperatures; snow and ice blanketing much of North Carolina.
According to the NC State Highway Patrol, two people are dead after a tractor-trailer crashed into a vehicle, setting it on fire.
A growing memorial sits not far from where 3-year-old Mariah Woods lived with her mother and two brothers. A somber tone was in the air as those attending the candlelight vigil reflected on the loss.
With the church shooting massacre in Texas fresh on the minds of many, church leaders in Cumberland County came together Monday evening to prepare for the worst possible case scenarios in their sanctuaries.