Belva Davis

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Date of Interview

2011-04-06

Interviewer

Stephen McKiernan

Interviewee

Davis, Belva, 1932-

Biographical Text

Belva Davis is an award winning journalist who has covered politics for over forty years.  She has anchored three major network affiliates CBS, NBC and PBS. This includes a political affairs program on KQED-San Francisco that is one the most watched public stations in America.  In 2008, Belva Davis was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame.  She has received eight regional Emmys for reporting on a variety of topics including the AIDS Epidemic, Castro's Cuba, Breast Cancer and Learning Disabilities.  She was the first African American woman on the West Coast and was profiled in the NEWSEUM; the world's first interactive museum of news. Davis is the author of the book Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life in Journalism.

Duration

03:06:31

Language

English

Digital Publisher

Binghamton University Libraries

Digital Format

audio/mp4

Original Format

MicroCassette

Material Type

Sound

Interview Format

Audio

Subject LCSH

Women television journalists--United States;
Radio journalists--United States;
Davis, Belva, 1932--Interviews

Rights Statement

This audio file and digital image may only be used for educational purposes. Please cite as: McKiernan Interviews, Special Collections, Binghamton University Libraries, Binghamton University, State University of New York. For usage beyond fair use please contact the Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections for more information.

Keywords

African American Women; Prejudice; Civil Rights Movement; Women's Rights Movement; Black Panthers; Second Class Citizens; Journalism; Affirmative Action.

Files

mckiernanphotos - Davis - Belva.jpg

Citation

“Belva Davis ,” Digital Collections, accessed September 25, 2020, https://omeka.binghamton.edu/omeka/items/show/872.

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