Diana Davis

Diana Davis

Anchor/Reporter

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Diana Davis presents Region 8 News at Midday, then anchors the Region 8 News at 5 & 6 p.m. newscasts. A native of Raytown, Missouri, Diana attended the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She graduated K.U. with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism.

Those early years found her gaining broadcast experience as an intern at KCMO Radio 81, Lawrence Sunflower Cable and eventually work as a general assignments reporter/anchor for WIBW-TV in Topeka, Kansas.  

Diana joined the staff of KAIT as co-anchor of the 6 & 10 p.m. newscasts in 1989. An Emmy award-winning journalist, Diana has received recognition from the Arkansas Associated Press, the Jonesboro Classroom Teachers Association, the American Cancer Society, the Arkansas Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and was recently named as one of AY Magazine's Most Powerful Women of Arkansas of 2014.

Medical reporting is a central focus for Diana.  She has taken us into the operating room several times for stories on procedures like open heart surgery and also highlighted instances where people were heartless. She and a photographer surprised would-be thieves as they attempted to steal from a charity's donation bin. Diana has unraveled red tape crippling Arkansas' adoption program. That report led to top-level DHS officials answering for their actions in front of lawmakers.

After twenty-five years of reporting, she still finds new stories of inspiration and investigates abuse. A dedicated volunteer, Diana works every year to coordinate KAIT's effort, along with the United Way of Greater Jonesboro, Jonesboro Radio Group and CRDC, to gather school supplies for children in need as part of "Stuff the Bus."  Diana has served on the executive boards of the Foundation of Arts, CASA, the March of Dimes and National Youth Sports at ASU, the Literacy League of Craighead County, the Society of Professional Journalists, National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Ryan White Consortium for District V, and is a life member of Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro.

Diana is the mother of two children. Destiny is a 19-year-old sophomore communications major at Arkansas State University. Nine-year-old Will is a fourth grader at Jonesboro's Visual & Performing Arts Magnet School. E-mail Diana at: ddavis@kait8.com


Recent Articles by Diana

  November Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner lives to give

  Men’s Mental Health: Start the conversation and stop suicide

  October Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner makes ’giving” her anthem for life

  Hoxie teacher wins September Gr8 Acts of Kindness

  August Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner inspires seniors

  July Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner lives to serve veterans

  Jonesboro man shares lifelong grief struggle in hopes of transforming lives

  Region 8 Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner feeds tremendous needs

  Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner helps cancer patients through rough times

  Disabled veteran finds reward in teaching youth

  Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner changes lives through music

  Region 8’s “music man” is January’s Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner

  UCP Superstar smiles through challenges and multiple surgeries

  December Gr8 Acts of Kindness gives to others all year long

  Neighborhood delivers big surprise for special mail carrier

Research reveals new Craighead County ties to Pearl Harbor

Make-A-Wish moment at the mic

Alaska earthquakes rattle former Jonesboro residents’ nerves

  Jonesboro pediatric dentist named Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner

Sweet Stephanie will steal your heart

United Way Day of Caring to celebrate 25-year anniversary

  Mentor for young women named Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner

Fluff Dog appeals to your softer side

Peggy the puppy awaits forever home

Miss Craighead County Rice shares recipe and farm knowledge

A-State fraternity helps more veterans to find independence

  Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner takes on bullying

Health threat rises for teens who vape, Tobacco Control Coalition official says

“Join Scouting Night” features big changes

Helen needs a home