Belva Davis (born Belvagene Davis, October 13, 1932) was the first African American female television journalist of the West coast. During her lengthy and successful career she won eight Emmy Awards, along with numerous other awards.
At the age of eight, she moved from Louisiana with her family to West Oakland. When they arrived, they lived in a two-bedroom apartment with 11 people.
She attended Prescott Elementary and Hoover Junior High before graduating from Berkeley High School.
Ms. Davis is the author of her memoir Never in My Wildest Dreams.
Links and References
- Belva Davis official website
Black History Salute: 'First Lady of Journalism' Belva Davis shares life in new book OaklandLocal (via archive.org)
Belva Davis, grande dame of Bay Area journalism SFGate.com May 9, 2010
- Belva Davis Wikipedia