Kimberlei Davis

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Digital News Anchor

Kimberlei Davis is the Digital News Anchor for ABC Columbia News.

The New York City native joined the WOLO-TV team in August 2015.

As the first person in the role, she serves as the senior editor, producer and reporter for digital content by developing and implementing a multi-screen strategy for the web, app and social-media platforms.

In addition, Kimberlei trains in digital, mobile and social reporting tools and techniques as well as writes breaking news stories and reports on what’s trending.

Among other degrees, the United States Army Reserve veteran, has a B.A. in Journalism from Johnson C. Smith University.

With more than 17 years of professional experience, she has worked as a radio host, public relations executive and print news writer and columnist.

Kimberlei has interviewed Academy, Dove, Emmy, Globe, Grammy, Image, Stellar and Tony award winning celebrities and some of the nations top political leaders.

Kimberlei and her son, Benjamin, serve as spokespersons for the South Carolina Chapter of the March of Dimes and as a miracle family for Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and the University of South Carolina’s Dance Marathon.

They are the co-authors of the children’s book, The Day Dennis Lost His Whoo!

Since 2009, Kimberlei spearheads the recognition of student achievement through her monthly giveaway Kim’s Kids all made possible through her non-profit The LEAP Foundation.

The foundation also hosts an bi-annual Easter egg hunt for Orangeburg area foster children.

Recently, Kimberlei was named as one of South Carolina’s Black Pages Top 20 Under 40.

She is a member of the Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands Marketing Advisory Committee, a charter formation team member of EmpowerHer, the Orangeburg Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association; she is also a member of the Orangeburg Young Professionals, executive committee member for the Orangeburg County Chapter of the March of Dimes, a 2015 Leadership Orangeburg County alumna, Board Member for Orangeburg County First Steps and former Board Member of Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5’s Bootstraps Mentoring Foundation.

Kimberlei is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, the Orangeburg (SC) Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, the Orangeburg (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the National Association of Black Journalists. She is the host of the digital series Candid with Kimberlei.

She’s been honored by the Nu Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and schools within Orangeburg Consolidated School District Three and Five for her award-winning work in journalism.


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