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[email protected]: Belva Davis

Belva Davis spoke to Googlers in May, 2011 about her book Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life in Journalism. About Belva Davis: Belva Davis is a history-maker, an award-winning journalist, and a pioneering feminist. She has traveled the world reporting on politics, terrorism, racial and gender issues, and the role of art and culture in increasing human understanding. From her hardscrabble beginnings in the Deep South during the Great Depression, she broke into journalism and made the move from segregated newspaper and radio work, becoming the first black woman hired as a commercial television news reporter on the West Coast. She has anchored at three major network affiliates CBS, NBC, and PBS and currently hosts a highly respected political affairs program on KQED-TV in San Francisco, the most watched public TV station in the United States. Co-author Vicki Haddock is a longtime Bay Area journalist. She was a senior writer for the "Insight" analysis section of the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as a reporter and later an assistant city desk editor for the San Francisco Examiner. Before joining the Examiner, she was chief political writer for the Oakland Tribune. Never In My Wildest Dreams is available as a Google eBook:
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