Belva Davis is an award-winning journalist who has covered Bay Area politics for four decades. She was the first African American woman hired to work on television in the western United States and is one of 500 journalists nationally to be profiled in the NEWSEUM, the world's first interactive museum of news.
She is currently the host of KQED Television's Friday night current affairs program "This Week in Northern California”
Davis has earned seven local Emmys for her reporting and three honorary doctorates for her television work and community service.
She is the recipient of numerous community service awards for her volunteer work on behalf of a wide variety of causes. As the National Equal Employment Opportunities chair of AFTRA, the television union, she spent countless hours advocating for women, minorities, and the disabled.
Belva Davis is a trustee of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Museum of the African Diaspora, the War Memorial Center for the Performing Arts in San Francisco, Blue Shield Foundation, and the Institute on Aging. She is also a member of the San Francisco Chapter of Links, Inc. and an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.