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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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There's much uncertainty behind how long a Fort Bragg soldier's toddler son who has a terminal illness will live.
A Cumberland County detention center employee is behind bars for conspiring with an inmate being held at the jail.
A Cumberland County community is at ease just hours after police caught two armed robbers.
The Bicycle Man operation is hard at work fixing up used bikes to give away around the holidays.
The Fayetteville City Council selected Dan Culliton on Monday to fill the District 2 vacancy left by the departure of Tyrone Williams.