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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Clifford Locklear is recovering in the hospital just a day after his cousin's pitbull mix named Rockett ferociously attacked him.
Blackmon had a plan for his life. He'd work until it was time to retire, walk his daughter down the aisle and even watch his grandkids run around his house. A grim diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS, would change things.
More than three months since Hurricane Florence ravaged the Indian Resource Center at UNC-Pembroke, clean-up efforts are still in progress.
April Caudill, 37, is being charged with assaulting a handicapped person. The warrants said Caudill struck a 10-year-old student twice with an open hand at J.W. Coon Elementary School.
Frustrations continue to mount for residents who live in Sanford's Woodbridge community. On Wednesday evening, several homeowners met at the bridge to talk over their concerns in the rain.