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Hollani Davis

Published On: May 14 2013 03:12:33 PM EDT
Updated On: Jan 16 2014 08:29:56 AM EST

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Hollani Davis is co-anchor of WDBJ7 at 11, and anchors My19 at 10 p.m.

Since joining Your Hometown News Leader in 2006, Hollani has anchored several high-profile events, including the 2011 deadly shootings on the campus of Virginia Tech and the April 2011 tornadoes in Pulaski. Hollani also reported from the campus of Virginia Tech during the deadliest college massacre to date in 2007. Another memorable assignment included reporting live from Washington, D.C., during President Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration. Months before, Hollani did a sit-down interview with the President as he campaigned in Southern Virginia.

Hollani came to WDBJ7 from KTXS in Abilene, Texas, where she was the weekend anchor and education reporter.

Hollani is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She also co-anchored the coverage that recently received an award for Best Spot News Coverage (Virginia Tech shootings 2011) from the Virginia Associated Press. Hollani's work has been recognized on a variety of occasions by the Texas Association of Broadcasters. In 2012, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference honored her with the Drum Major for Justice Award for helping to break racial barriers in the Roanoke community. She is a past recipient of the NAACP's citizen of the year award in media.

Hollani keeps busy throughout the viewing area doing speaking engagements, participating in educational programs and volunteering. She is on the board of the Stigma Reduction Campaign for the Roanoke Drop-In Center to help break stereotypes about African-Americans and AIDS. Davis is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, a non-profit public service organization.

Hollani is a proud graduate of Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. She is originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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