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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Two children in Cumberland County are selling lemonade to help homeless kids in their community. They're using the money to buy book bags and school supplies.
There is no official timeline on when residents who live in the Garden Grove community will be forced out of their homes, but the county has requested they make arrangements to move.
Fayetteville police are searching for two men who robbed the Cook Out restaurant on Cliffdale Road. The robbery happened Monday morning shortly before 4 a.m.
State law requires at least four firefighters to respond to a structure-fire call, but response time suffers when crews have to wait for others to arrive.
Fayetteville police have released a sketch of the naked man accused of trying to grab a boy while he was walking to school Wednesday morning.