Akilah Davis - Reporter at ABC11 WTVD
Growing up, I had a natural curiosity for all things around me. I often took questions to my parents, who willingly obliged, answering the 'why's' of the world. By high school, I had taken an interest in the morning announcements. Providing staffers and the student body with daily announcements over the school's intercom system was a joy. I suppose this was practice for the career I chose.

I joined the WTVD news team in July of 2017 serving the Fayetteville-Fort Bragg community as Bureau Reporter. In February of 2021, I accepted a new role as WTVD's first Race & Culture Reporter. My focus is covering disparities in marginalized communities. Occasionally, you will find me covering general assignment stories.

My professional journey in North Carolina has been quite a ride. I watched as thousands traveled to Raeford, North Carolina to pay tribute to George Floyd, whose death sparked a global social justice movement. Since then, I've used data to bring stories to life highlighting inequities in housing, education, etc. While in Illinois, I covered the fiscal crisis, heroin epidemic's impact on newborns in Central Illinois and former President Barack Obama's 2012 watch party.

A Chicago native, I received my bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Master's from the University of Illinois at Springfield. I am also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

I am proud to call North Carolina home and remain committed to sharing your stories. You can reach me here or on social media.

Email Akilah at akilah.davis@abc11.com.

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Akilah's Stories
NC school districts struggle to fill teacher positions, report says
An alarming number of teachers have left the profession in North Carolina and school districts are struggling to fill the positions, a report found.
Tyre Nichols video may trigger trauma, mental health expert says, but there are ways to cope
Nearly three years after George Floyd's murder, the brutal beating of Tyre Nichols by five Memphis police officers shines an even brighter light on the need for police reform.
'We value life experiences.' Police and fire in Apex, Fayetteville seek diversity on force
"We interact with the community more than any other arm of public government."
'It's been tough': Seaboard Station construction, limited parking hampering small businesses
Foot traffic is suffering at some Raleigh businesses and they say construction and parking issues at Seaboard Station are to blame.
'Because of you': Raleigh bakery on brink of closing 'so grateful' for outpour of support
In an extraordinary community effort, customers, social media influencers and even other small businesses have rallied around Madame B's Bakery in Raleigh.
'Don't want to close': Local businesses hope community response help them stay open as costs soar
Small businesses in the Triangle say help from the community is critical to staying afloat as the cost of key ingredients soars amid high inflation.
Oxford pastor inspired by boyhood meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, honors him in speech
The Rev. Omotolokun Omokunde, the speaker of the Wayne Community College annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, and now a pastor in Oxford was enthralled after meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1962.
'They tried to rip him apart': Knightdale woman, her small dog attacked by pit bulls
The pit bull attack had neighbors in the Covington Cross community coming out of their homes and calling the police for help.
High school students killed in Orange County shot while running away, prosecutor says
Issiah Ross will remain locked up without bond, charged with the murders of Lyric Woods and Devin Clark, a judge ruled Tuesday.