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Angela Davis

Host, MPR News with Angela Davis

Angela Davis is the host of MPR News with Angela Davis, a weekday talk show that airs at 9 a.m. She joined MPR News in November 2018 after more than 25 years of television reporting and anchoring in the Twin Cities and other cities throughout the country.

Davis leads conversations on a wide variety of topics including how the state is changing, Minnesota’s persistent racial disparities, economic issues, education, mental health and the climate crisis. The award-winning program includes insight from experts as well as listeners who call in during the live broadcast. 

Before joining MPR News, Angela anchored morning and evening newscasts and worked as a reporter at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis and KSTP-TV in St. Paul. She has won five regional Emmy awards for anchoring and covering breaking news. Her television career included jobs at CNN in Atlanta and local stations in Washington, D.C.; Dallas; and Lexington, Ky. She is also a Gracie Award winner for her work in public media.

Angela graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a degree in journalism. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the university’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism in 2024.

She grew up in southern Virginia and is a member of the local and national chapters of the National Association of Black Journalists and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

She frequently emcees community events and moderates panel discussions in Minnesota. She also regularly speaks to students. In 2013, she was honored with the Widening the Circle Award by ThreeSixty Journalism, for her work mentoring young journalists.

Angela is married and has a son and a daughter.