Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University is proud to honor Mass Communications professor Freddie Davis. Davis has been included in Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry for excellence in journalism and education. He has been recognized for many trailblazing accomplishments. Davis was the first African American television reporter in the Carolinas.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in English education from North Carolina A&T State University. In 1969, Mr. Davis joined WFMY-TV/CBS as a reporter. He worked throughout the 1970s as a reporter, writer, anchor and editor for numerous television stations across the country.
According to the Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry, Davis has worked with some of the best media outlets in the country.
The television stations include WIS-TV in South Carolina, KNBC-TV in California and WRC-TV in Washington. Over the years, Davis gained valuable expertise in journalism, writing, directing and education with ABC News’s Direction Radio Network, WJXT-TV, the Seattle Times, various South Carolina newspapers, the University of Florida, Jacksonville University, Washington State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of South Carolina Columbia.
The Columbia, SC native, presently excels as a professor and program coordinator at Voorhees University. Earlier in the decade, he was an adjunct instructor at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, a journalism and video instructor for the Jacksonville, Fla., public schools, a consultant for Vista Research and a writing consultant for Pearson Education. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct professor for reading strategies at Jacksonville University and an advanced placement reader of English and Composition for the Educational Testing Service. He currently continues as a professional scorer for the writing component of the College Board’s Scholastic Aptitude Test and the AP English and Composition exams. Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Davis has expanded upon his knowledge by earning a Master of Business Administration in general and executive management through Florida Metropolitan University and a Master of Arts in Teaching in integrated learning technologies from Jacksonville University (and has completed all but his dissertation (Ph.D.) in educational technology at Walden University).
Mr. Davis is a member of the following organizations: the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, the Radio Television Digital News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Broadcast Education Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists, to name only a few. Outside of his work, he has served as a member of the board of visitors at North Carolina A&T State University. Mr. Davis has written articles for several publications, including USA Today, the Seattle Times, Charlotte Observer, the (Charleston, SC) Post & Courier, (Myrtle Beach, SC) Sun News, the Spokesman (Spokane, WA) Review, the (Bermuda) Royal Gazette, and the Jacksonville Business Journal.
Professor Davis says he is thrilled to be a professor at Voorhees University.
“I am proud to be part of a university, that is taking its students to the next level of academic excellence.
Dr. Hightower Mitchell often says, “challenges accepted,” and I embrace that,” he said.
Mr. Davis has won a Distinguished Achievement Award from Washington State University, he received a Distinguished Alumni Award from his undergraduate alma mater through the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, an Edward R. Murrow Brotherhood Award through B’nai B’rith and an Ohio State Award through ABC Radio. In the coming years, Mr. Davis intends to experience the continued success in his dual career. He enjoys education and journalism. He is also an avid family man and gourmet chef.
A high-resolution image of Freddie Davis is available at https://voorhees.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Freddie-Davis-headshot-scaled.jpg.