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.


Akilah's Stories
'February One' Monument honors legacy of NC A&T Four, lives on today: 'Legacy of change'
The legacy of the four brave North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University students who organized a sit-in at a local lunch counter during segregation lives on.
St. Augustine's releases statement on accreditation appeal; Consultant shares how the process works
The SACS hearings are private which means everyone will have to wait for the committee to render a decision.
Parents of Early College students hopeful in wait for St. Augustine's accreditation appeal decision
The outcome will impact current students and those attending early college at Saint Augustine's.
Meeting set on accreditation for Saint Augustine's University
Dr. Burgess expects to have an answer on the appeal within seven days.
Multiple lawsuits filed against Saint Augustine's University for not paying bills on time
Financial documents reveal deep woes plaguing Saint Augustine's University.
Trash piles up on the campus of Saint Augustine's University as paychecks remain delayed
Trash is building up on the campus of Saint Augustine's University as paychecks remain delayed for staffers and students.
2 North Carolina HBCU students tabbed as next generation of journalists through special scholarship
"I prayed and fasted and the Lord granted my prayers," one scholar said. The other revealed, "It is beyond exciting!"
Shooting at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church ignites conversation around safety at Triangle churches
"I'd rather be overly prepared than not prepared at all," one faith leader said.
Fayetteville State University maintains rich legacy of educating teachers of tomorrow
Fayetteville State University was one of the first teacher-training schools for Blacks in the South.
Documents reveal when Durham Public Schools knew of problems with salary study, budget
The 10-page salary increase report was released as part of the investigation into the pay dispute at Durham Public Schools.