Honoring a KAIT legend: Diana Davis celebrates 30 years in Region 8

Terry Wood, Tony Brooks, Craig Rickert, Trey Stafford reminisce with Diana live

Diana's on-air surprise: Celebrating 30 years at KAIT

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - When you think of KAIT, many names come to mind - Tony Brooks, Dick Clay, Terry Wood, Jack Hill, Grovernel Grisham... and Diana Davis.

This year Diana Davis marks a milestone. She’s been on the air delivering the news to Region 8 for 30 years.

In 1989, Diana Davis, a young reporter from Raytown, Missouri debuted in Jonesboro for the very first time.

“Good Evening, I’m Tony Brooks. We have a little news of our own tonight.”

That’s how KAIT legend, Tony Brooks, began Diana’s first newscast on KAIT.

“I’d like to welcome Diana Davis as my co-anchor.”

In 1989, Tony Brooks introduce Diana Davis for the first time on KAIT.
In 1989, Tony Brooks introduce Diana Davis for the first time on KAIT.

It was the first newscast of a 30-year career at KAIT.

Diana Davis anchors her first newscast at KAIT in 1989.
Diana Davis anchors her first newscast at KAIT in 1989.

“I’m excited to be here and I’m excited to get involved in the Region 8 community and looking forward to getting acquainted with all of you at home,” Diana said as she introduced herself to Region 8.

From Project Baby, a series in the mid-90s aimed at helping expectant mothers prepare for their first child, to the Gr8 Acts of Kindness series, Diana is always busy telling the stories of those here in Region 8.

One of the many causes Diana is passionate about is "Stuff the Bus", she works hard every year helping get this massive fundraiser organized so children in Region 8 have the supplies they need for school.
One of the many causes Diana is passionate about is "Stuff the Bus", she works hard every year helping get this massive fundraiser organized so children in Region 8 have the supplies they need for school.

She’s active in the community helping make it a better place to live. She works every year to help organize the annual “Stuff the Bus” event with the local United Way to help raise money and gather supplies so children in Region 8 can have a successful school year.

You can also catch her helping raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation during the Have-A-Heart Wish-A-Thon and during the United Cerebral Palsy telethon on KAIT.

Broadcasting is now a multi-generational career for Diana’s family. Her daughter, Destiny Quinn, is now the co-anchor of Good Morning Region 8... something Diana is incredibly proud about.

Diana Davis surprised on-air in celebration of 30 years at KAIT

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