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
2-year-old boy dies days after self-inflicted gunshot wound, Fayetteville police say
A 2-year-old boy who was injured from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound inside a Fayetteville home on Wednesday has died.
2-year-old boy shot in Fayetteville home, police say
Fayetteville police are investigating after a 2-year-old boy was shot inside a home Wednesday morning.
Cumberland County health director advises Fayetteville Trump rally attendees to wear masks
President Trump is set to appear in Fayetteville this weekend. The Cumberland County health director asks those attending to follow the 3 Ws, including wearing a mask.
19 years later, Fort Bragg soldiers continue to pay solemn tribute to 9/11 victims
19 years later and we continue to never forget. It was a solemn day on one of the largest military installations in the world as the 18th Airborne Corps paid tribute to 9/11 victims.
Tennessee fugitive shot by Fayetteville officer who was serving warrant has died from injuries, police say
The fugitive out of Tennessee who was shot by a Fayetteville police officer on Thursday while being served a warrant for his arrest has died from his injuries.
Therapy demands on the rise as COVID-19 pandemic hits 6-month mark
As the COVID-19 pandemic crosses the 6-month mark, it continues to take a toll on mental health. A local therapist says when it comes to treating anxiety, we're in new territory.
Fort Bragg's Golden Knights salute educators with jump in Hoke County
From more than 12,000 feet in the sky, Fort Bragg's high flying parachute team made a grand entrance onto the Rockfish Hoke Elementary School field.
Project Not Forgotten: Harnett County florist donates, delivers flowers to nursing home residents during pandemic
A local florist wanted to bring joy to people missing their families. Volunteers delivered more than 1,600 flower orders to 22 nursing homes across North Carolina.
Dogwood Festival fair food classics available at drive-thru event
COVID-19 may have canceled the Dogwood Festival this year, but not the fair food.
Chadwick Boseman co-star, Goldsboro native remembers 'Black Panther' actor
"Representation is important for all of us across the world. 'Black Panther' provided that for the Black community. That's something we hold tight while Chad was here, but something we will hold on to his legacy and not let it go."