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
Family of George Floyd hopes for justice as civil rights trial for ex-officers begins
The family of George Floyd wants guilty verdicts across the board in the civil rights trial for all three officers who stood by as died.
'Our main concern is freezing rain and black ice': Wilson gears up for Friday storm
Residents and officials in Wilson prepare for black ice, freezing rain and snow ahead of storm Friday.
'Anyone who knew Andre knew he was special': Durham friends remember fashion icon Andre Leon Talley
Friends in Durham remember fashion icon and pioneering Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley, a graduate of Hillside High School and North Carolina Central University.
Small airplane crashes in Wake County
An airplane crashed right behind a Dollar General store in Wake County on Tuesday afternoon.
'A progressive step': New Fayetteville DEI director talks vision, first days on job
Fayetteville's new diversity, equity and inclusions director hired to help in move to more inclusive community.
'Your journey is your own': NC State student breaks barriers in marine science
NC State student Kayelyn Simmons is navigating in uncharted waters for minority women in the field of marine science.
'I don't want praise': Durham man uses ladder to rescue neighbors from Christmas Eve fire
Reyes Colmenares says he's not a hero, but his actions say otherwise.
'Santas Just Like Me' aims to provide inclusive Santa experience for families
Jolly Old Saint Nick is making a special stop to the historical Hayti Heritage Center just days before Christmas.
'It's monumental': FDA approves first injectable HIV prevention treatment
Fayetteville native John Rowell calls the FDA's approval of the first injectable treatment for HIV pre-exposure prevention, PrEP, "monumental."
'About time': NC among nationwide rise in female top cops
Garner's Lorie Smith joins a growing list of female police chiefs across North Carolina.