Noted Journalist Belva Davis to Speak at Caldwell Café
On Wed., Nov. 9, Caldwell Café will host Belva Davis, an award-winning
journalist who has covered politics for four decades. Davis will speak and
answer questions in the auditorium at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism
and Communications at 6:30 p.m. She was the first African-American woman
hired to work on television in the western United States and is profiled
in the NEWSEUM, the world’s first interactive museum of news.
Davis has anchored at three major network affiliates – CBS, NBC, and PBS – and
currently hosts a highly respected political affairs program on KQED-TV in San
Francisco, the most watched public station in the country. She has earned eight
local Emmys for her reporting. Davis has been awarded Certificates of Excellence
from Northern California Radio and Television News Directors Association and
the Associated Press News Service, and she has garnered national recognition
from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Educational Writers
Association. She received the Panetta Institute award for Public Service as well
as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Women’s Media
Foundation. She has also been inducted into the National Association of Black
Journalists Hall of Fame and is the recipient of three honorary doctorates.
The Caldwell Café series is named after Earl Caldwell, a nationally renowned
journalist, who is a writer-in-residence with the Scripps Howard School of Journalism
and Communications. The series was designed as a vehicle for Caldwell to expose
students to media and journalism professionals in a relaxed environment.
For more information, contact Assistant Professor W. Christopher Leonard at 757.728.6754
or via email at email@example.com.