Angela Davis to Join MPR News as Host of 11 a.m. Show

Sep 2, 2018

St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 2, 2018 – Long-time Twin Cities news anchor and reporter Angela Davis will join MPR News as host of its 11 a.m. program, focusing on important issues facing Minnesotans and the state. She will start this new position in early November.

“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 comes to MPR News after more than 20 years of reporting and anchoring in the Twin Cities and other cities throughout the country. She is active in the community, having served on the Board of Directors for Twin Cities Academy and 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.

“I’m so honored and excited to join Minnesota Public Radio,” Davis said. “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 lucky to have some of the finest journalists in the country right here in this region, and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to work with them at WCCO, and now I can’t wait to get started on this new journey at MPR News. I appreciate everyone who has watched me on local television news in the Twin Cities over the last two decades. Now I invite them to listen.”

 

About MPR News

MPR News has long been recognized as one of the leading journalistic organizations in the Upper Midwest, reaching news consumers across all platforms. Reaching more than 500,000 listeners each week, the MPR News radio signal can be heard by 95 percent of Minnesotans. MPR News has received numerous awards for its reporting and most recently received a George Foster Peabody Award, Alfred I. DuPont Award and RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award for its investigative reporting. Visit mprnews.org for the latest regional, national and international headlines. 

Source: Data are copyright Nielsen Audio. Data are estimates only.

Contact:  Angie Andresen

651-290-1373

aandresen@americanpublicmedia.org