NAME: April Davis
TITLE: WITN Jacksonville Newsroom Chief
ALMA MATER: University of South Carolina
PREVIOUS STATIONS: WHNS (FOX)- Greenville, SC, WSAV (NBC)- Savannah, GA, KIMO (ABC)-Anchorage, AK, and KTUU (NBC) Anchorage, AK
FAVORITE TV SHOW: The Oprah Winfrey Show
FAVORITE MOVIE: Forrest Gump
FAVORITE BAND: Bruce Springsteen
FAVORITE SONG: Beautiful Day, U2
FAVORITE BOOK: Eat, Pray, Love
FAVORITE FOOD: Seafood
FAVORITE BEVERAGE: Water with lemon or lime
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON YOUR DAY OFF: Hike and be outdoors with friends and my dog
FAVORITE SEASON: Spring
FUN FACT: I was a sales consultant for golf communities for a few years and met Tiger Woods.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: Bear Grylls, the guy from Man vs. Wild
April combined her writing and people skills to major in broadcast journalism and knew she made the right choice when she took her first journalism job in Anchorage, Alaska. She was recognized with Alaska Press Club Awards for her stories about the dangers of flying in Alaska and the murder of the director of State Troopers.
April also met lots of amazing people as she covered the Iditarod Sled Dog Race for several years. April appeared on CNN’s Nancy Grace covering a trial in which a former Miss Savannah was accused of murder. She helped a sister station in Louisiana report on the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and will never forget the resilience of the survivors. After many years on the crime beat, April got to have some fun as a morning anchor in her hometown of Greenville, South Carolina.
April came to WITN as anchor of WITN News at 5:00 p.m. and co-anchor of WITN News at 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. After three years on the anchor desk, she decided to pursue her first love again... reporting.
April is now WITN's Jacksonville Newsroom Chief and reports on several southern counties in Eastern Carolina.
She loves to hike and explore the Inner and Outer Banks.