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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Archive
The caskets of two Fort Bragg soldiers killed in Niger arrived in Fayetteville on Monday afternoon. The Patriot Guard escorted the remains of Staff Sgt. Bryan Black and Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson once they landed at RDU.
The image shows a puppeteer appearing to manipulate two children posing as puppets wearing black face makeup. The picture was used to promote a "Spooktacular Halloween party" set to happen later this month. The image has since been removed.
A woman is shining light on breast cancer by selling pink light bulbs hoping to light up Fayetteville pink.
Fort Bragg's Falcon Brigade spoke with ABC11 about the fight against ISIS. The Second Brigade combat team has been on the ground in Iraq helping forces liberate the city of Mosul. It's been a violent mission that has claimed the lives of three soldiers.
A 74-year-old woman and her young granddaughter are recovering after they were attacked and bitten by a rabid fox in Stedman.