News Anchor Inspires Students

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Reganne Sheely

Dia Davidson from WLEX 18 spoke to Speech and Journalism students.

News anchor Dia Davidson visited LCA on Thursday September 26 to talk to Speech and Journalism students. Ms. Davidson has been working in news for 30 years. She went to The University of Georgia and has a graduate degree from Temple University. She told students she intended to attend law school, but decided she could make more of a difference working in news. She shared with students about the value of setting goals and internships. She also told stories about her early experience with sports interviews, weather, breaking news, and working morning shows. 

In addition to working as an anchor at LEX 18, Ms. Davidson has taught courses involving diversity. Responding to a student in the audience, she explained how she became the first African American woman ever to join her sorority when she was a student at the University of Georgia. She answered other questions from students about many different issues including how news will change in the future, how she reads a newspaper, and her favorite football team. She also gave advice about getting over nerves when public speaking.