Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | January 20, 2014

January 20, 2014 Encore Presentation Guest Host Lorna Bryant Speaks With Emmy Award Winning, African-American Journalist Belva Davis

This is a re-broadcast of an interview that was originally aired on February 28, 2011.  This re-broadcast is in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Belva Davis (born Belvagene Melton; October 13, 1932) is an African-American television and radio journalist. She is the first African-American woman to become a television reporter on the U.S. West Coast.   She has won eight Emmy Awards and been recognized by the American Women in Radio and Television and National Association of Black Journalists.

After growing up in Oakland, California, Davis began writing freelance articles for magazines in 1957. Within a few years, she began reporting on radio and television. As a reporter, Davis covered many important events of the day, including issues of race, gender, and politics. She became an anchorwoman and hosted her own talk show, before retiring in 2012.

Belva Davis

To listen to or download Lorna’s conversation with Belva Davis click the following link:     1-20-2014 Encore Lorna Bryant Belva Davis

 

 

 

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