Allison J. Davis (CGS’72, COM’75)

Allison_Davis imageTelevision and non-profit executive Allison Jeanne Davis graduated from Boston University with her B.S. degree in journalism in 1975.

Upon graduation, Davis has enjoyed a career that took her from WBZ-TV in Boston, Massachusetts to leadership roles at NBC, CBS, and Dunbar Productions. Davis also worked for the Jackie Robinson Foundation and New York’s Riverside Church, taught at City College of New York and Howard University, and founded Coopty Productions, which provides organizations with video production services.

Davis was a founding member of the National Association of Black Journalists, where she served as its first parliamentarian, and later as its vice president. She was also on the founding board of the National Visionary Leadership Project, an oral history project established by Camille Cosby, and serves on the board of Poets & Writers. She is now the acting executive director at Arts Horizons

Davis has received numerous awards and honors, including two Women in Communications Awards and several Emmy nominations. She also received Boston University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009, has received the University’s Alumni Award for Service to Profession twice, and has been a National News Emmys judge since 2009. Davis also contributed to the 2001 book Global News Perspectives on the Information Age, edited by Tony Silvia.

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