A veteran Twin Cities journalist will join Minnesota Public Radio News this fall as host of its daily 11 a.m. program.
Angela Davis brings more than 20 years of experience as a reporter and news anchor, most recently at WCCO-TV. She'll start in her new position at MPR News in early November.
"I'm so honored and excited to join Minnesota Public Radio," Davis said in a news release. "Many of our communities in Minnesota are dealing with difficult problems at a time when lack of understanding is causing fear, anger and division. MPR News does an excellent job of sharing different viewpoints and creating a safe space for people to ask questions, voice opinions and learn. I'm looking forward to hosting a talk show that explores the issues that keep many of us awake at night, as well as topics that bring joy, laughter and hope."
"We are so happy to have Angela join our team," said Nancy Cassutt, executive director, news and programming at MPR. "MPR News is committed to convening the most important conversations Minnesotans need and want. Angela is the just right person to help us do that. She brings a new voice, curiosity and fresh perspective on multiple topics and issues important to our audiences. She understands this state, knows its most pressing issues, and will be a great fit in engaging with audiences on these important topics."
Davis will host a show during the 11 a.m. hour. Tom Weber, who previously hosted an 11 a.m. show for MPR News, left earlier this year.
Davis has been at WCCO since 2006; she also previously worked at KSTP-TV. She said that she appreciates "everyone who has watched me on local television news in the Twin Cities over the last two decades. Now I invite them to listen."
In addition to her journalism career, Davis has served on the board of directors for Twin Cities Academy and is currently serving on the board of directors for the YWCA Minneapolis and as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She lives in St. Paul with her husband and two children.
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