Akilah Davis - Reporter at ABC11 WTVD
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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Akilah's Stories
President Donald Trump delivers remarks at Robeson County Fairgrounds on Saturday
President Trump is campaigning in Lumberton shortly after declaring his support for a bill that would federally recognize the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.
51-year-old Fort Bragg veteran votes for first time ever in presidential election
For more than three decades, Jack Graves has watched presidential elections come and go. In fact, there have been eight presidential elections since he was first eligible to vote.
'Check your smoke detectors': Family of Fayetteville woman killed in house fire sends public warning
The family of Racquel McCoy,38, believe she was asleep at the time of the Friday evening fire that claimed her life.
Sen. Kamala Harris hammers President Trump during North Carolina visit
During her 15 minute outdoor appearance, she hammered President Trump on rushing the Supreme Court confirmation process, women's reproductive rights and what she calls his mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Domestic violence cases in Sandhills surge amid COVID-19 pandemic
Since the start of the pandemic, Hoke County domestic violence experts and Fayetteville police have seen an increase in domestic violence cases.
'COVID-19 fatigue' contributing to surge in North Carolina cases, Fayetteville doctor says
A Fayetteville doctor says COVID-19 fatigue is causing people to let their guards down, potentially being the reason for the current surge in cases.
Fayetteville homeless center struggles to keep operations up amid pandemic
The founder, Lindsey Wofford, doesn't know how she will continue providing resources for Fayetteville's most vulnerable population this winter.
Light Up Fayetteville Pink: Fayetteville woman, breast cancer survivor sells pink light bulbs to help pay for mammograms
For three years, Gladys Hill has sold pink lightbulbs to light the city pink and to help cover the cost of mammograms for women needing assistance.
Disabled Vietnam veteran receives new roof on 50th wedding anniversary
Disabled Vietnam veteran and hurricane Florence survivor Jimmy Kirby is beyond grateful to have a new roof over his head.
Fayetteville COVID-19 vaccine participant 2 months into clinical trial
"It's a small, tiny part I'm playing in the whole thing. Anything I can do to make this go away so we can resume some kind of normalcy, I'm on board for that."