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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Hollywood Heights residents are demanding answers after the bridge on Louise Street in west Fayetteville abruptly closed. Many of them have cited inconvenience as their main frustration.
PWC customers who saw astronomical bills during the months of January and February are facing another challenge. The utility company is set to implement a new rate hike May 1.
More than 250 paratroopers are back on U.S. soil after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. First Lt. Victor Prato is back at Green Ramp to see the brothers he left behind in Afghanistan.
Hoke County High School is under fire after an administrator pulled a student off the bus, citing inappropriate clothing. The girl's mother is outraged after the child was left alone - and unsupervised - at the school as everyone else left.
For the first time in months, family members of hundreds of Fort Bragg soldiers are together at home. More than 250 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division were welcomed home at Pope Army Airfield.