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Belva Davis
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Award-winning journalist Belva Davis, is retiring after nearly fifty years working as a journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has anchored news programs at KPIX-TV, KQED Public Television 9 and KRON-TV. She has been the host of This Week in Northern California for more than 19 years. We've created this collection of reflections by colleagues, friends and her viewers on Belva's storied career. Please add yours, too!

Northern California Emmy Awards Tribute Video

Legendary broadcaster Belva Davis of KQED was paid special tribute at the Northern California Emmy Awards. Learn more about this pioneer of television in this story reported by PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff:

Slideshow Highlighting Moments from Belva's Distinguished Career

A Tribute to Belva Davis on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8pm
Mark your calendar and plan to celebrate Belva's 50 years in journalism.
Event details to come.

Belva Davis on KQED's Forum

The End of an Era -- Belva Davis Retires from KQED

Bay Area News Group: Belva Davis, acclaimed journalist, ready to step away from anchor chair

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Biography, Belva Davis

Belva Davis is an award-winning journalist with over three decades of television experience. She has anchored news programs at KPIX-TV, KQED Public Television 9 and KRON-TV. She has been the host of This Week in Northern California for more than 19 years. Davis has received several dozen awards for her journalism, including national recognition from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Ohio State, San Francisco State, and the National Education Writers Association. Most recently she was honored with the first Jefferson-Lincoln Award for Journalists by the Panetta Institute. She has won seven local Emmys, a Certificate of Excellence from the California Association Press Television and Radio Association and three honorary Doctorates for her television work and community service--the first from John F. Kennedy University, the Golden Gate University and Sonoma State University.

Davis is the author of a new book, "Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life in Journalism" which chronicles her experience as the first African American woman hired to work as a television news reporter on the West Coast. An inspiration for professional and aspiring journalists, Davis has reported on significant and historical events, not only in the Bay Area, but throughout the country and has interviewed several U.S. presidents and other world leaders. She demonstrates her community involvement by being a board member for community non-profits, labor activist and support of cultural institutions.

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