Pioneer Television Journalist Belva Davis Returns to SF State

October 23, 2013

GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Belva Davis, a TV journalist who reported on SF State’s ethnic studies student riots, made a return to campus to present her new memoir chronicling a 50-year career in the Bay Area as the first black female TV journalist in the West. Six SF State departments sponsored the event. Africana Studies, Cinema, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, Creative Writing, Women and Gender Studies and Journalism pulled out fancy cheeses and an open bar for the historical figure and her book signing at Coppola Theatre. “She paved the way for me. We need to learn about what she did and honor her,” said Angelica Ekeke, Journalism major and scholarship applicant.