Linsey Davis Biography
Linsey Davis is an American media personality serving as the anchor of ABC News Live Prime and weekend World News Tonight on Sundays. She is also a correspondent filing reports for World News Tonight, Good Morning America, 20/20, and Nightline. In addition, she is a children’s book author.
Linsey Davis Age
How Old is Linsey Davis? Davis is 51 years old. She was born on October 21, 1971, in Pennsylvania, United States.
Linsey Davis Height and Weight
She is 5 feet 4 inches tall (approximately 1.63m or 163cm). She also weighs around 52 kg.
Linsey Davis Nationality
Born and raised in the United States, Davis is American by nationality. She also belongs to the African-American ethnicity.
Linsey Davis Education
Davis attended Moorestown Friends School and graduated in 1995. She then earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia and a Master of Arts degree in Communications from New York University.
Linsey Davis Family
Linsey is the daughter of Ronald Davis and Beverly Davis. Her parents, both African-Americans were also teachers. Her mother taught English while her father taught Math. After retiring her father set up a construction company. Ronald and Beverly got married on February 1, 1969. Together they were blessed with two daughters, Linsey and Whitney Davis, her elder sister.
Linsey Davis Husband
Is Linsey Davis married? Linsey is married to Paul Roberts. The duo tied the knot on March 10, 2013, at Oheka Castle in Long Island, New York. On that special day, Linsey wore a white strapless mermaid gown while her husband, Paul wore a fancy suit. Linsey met her husband through her cousin. The first time they met she was a speaker at Plaza Hotel, where a charity event was organized and Paul sat with her cousin at the same table as her.
Linsey Davis Son
Davis and her husband Paul are blessed with a son named Ayden. On March 28, 2021, she celebrated his seventh birthday.
Linsey Davis ABC News
Davis is an anchor for ABC News Live Prime, which is ABC News Live’s first-ever streaming evening newscast, and weekend “World News Tonight” on Sundays. She is also a correspondent filing reports for “World News Tonight,” “Good Morning America,” “20/20” and “Nightline.”
Throughout the 2020 presidential election cycle, Davis was at the forefront of ABC News’ coverage, beginning with all eight nights of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions to co-anchoring major political events such as two presidential debates, the vice presidential debate, presidential election coverage and Inauguration Day.
Additionally, Davis has conducted interviews with major influential figures, politicians, and health officials including Hillary Clinton, Mike Pence, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Bill Gates, and a powerful exclusive interview with Myon Burrell, a Minneapolis inmate who said he was wrongfully convicted for murder. In June 2020, as the racial divide in America and the protests against police brutality were growing, Davis led the first roundtable discussion with Black female mayors of Atlanta, Georgia, Washington, D.C., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Tacoma, Washington. Davis also anchored the documentary “Homegrown Hate: The War Among Us,” which shed a spotlight on the issue of domestic terrorism and hate-inspired violence in the United States.
Davis has covered news stories around the globe, including the Las Vegas massacre, Harvey Weinstein allegations, and subsequent Me Too Movement, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Nairobi Mall massacre, and several of President Obama’s trips overseas. Her coverage ranges from the 2016 presidential election to social injustice and various natural disasters, including the earthquake in Haiti and multiple hurricanes.
Davis got the only interview with comedian Bill Cosby in the wake of dozens of sexual assault allegations. Leading up to the Iowa caucuses, she interviewed the spouses of seven of the presidential candidates as part of a series called “Running Mates.”
In 2009, Davis reported on the miracle of the Hudson and Michael Jackson’s death. That same year, she also made waves with her “Nightline” report “Single Black Female.” The story, which went viral, examined why African American women are the least likely of any race or gender to walk down the aisle.
Davis joined ABC News as a New York-based correspondent for ABC NewsOne, the network’s affiliate news service. Before joining the network in June 2007, Davis was the anchor of the weekend evening newscasts at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis. She started out as a reporter in 2003 and, during her time there, reported from New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, from Torino for the 2006 Winter Olympics, and from Athens for the 2004 Summer Olympics. From 2001-2003, she was a reporter at WJRT-TV, the ABC-owned station in Flint, Michigan.
Linsey Davis Awards
She has received several honors for her reporting, including two Emmy® Awards and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.
Linsey Davis Books
She is the author of the following children’s books;
- The World Is Awake: A Celebration of Everyday Blessings (2018). The book became a bestseller in February 2019.
- One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike Than Different (2019).
- One Big Heart Educator’s Guide: A Celebration of Being More Alike than Different (2020).
- Stay This Way Forever (2021).
- How High Is Heaven (2022).
Linsey Davis Salary
She earns an average annual salary of $120,000 as of 2023.
Linsey Davis Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $2.8 million as of 2023.
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