Who is Sid Davis?

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 11:30am

From "A presidential visit"

Sid Davis writes and lectures on the presidency, the press and politics. Davis spent more than 40 years as a reporter, White House Correspondent and news executive. Davis served as a vice president and Washington bureau chief for NBC News, and Washington bureau chief for the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company.

As a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, Davis studied the spectacular impact of the Internet on the media and the world. Davis spent seven years as program director of the “Voice of America,” directing its worldwide broadcasts in 46 languages. As a White House Correspondent Davis traveled hundreds of thousands of miles covering presidents. He was at the White House during some of the most urgent crises of our time.

Davis has written for The Washington Post, American Heritage Magazine, TV Quarterly and Broadcasting Magazine. He has also done media commentary on National Public Radio and continues to lecture on the media at the Brookings Institution and at university seminars.

He began his professional career as a reporter, then became news director at WKBN-TV in Youngstown, Ohio, covering the City Council, the mayor and the mafia. (He enjoyed the mafia the most). Davis is a graduate of Ohio University at Athens, Ohio, where he was inducted into the Ohio University School Communication Hall of Fame.