Who knew the shy little girl from Delray Beach, FL would become a bright bubbly TV personality.
Back in high school Symone Davis never saw herself working in media, she actually wanted to go to school for interior design. Everything changed the day she won Student Government President. Part of her duties included weekly appearances on the school’s televised morning newscast, where Symone had to inform the students of upcoming campus activities. It didn’t take long for Symone to switch career paths.
Eager to learn and perfect her craft, Symone headed to Orlando Florida to become a Golden Knight at the University of Central Florida. There she participated in numerous internship programs across the country, from WKMG in Orlando Florida, to CBS News in New York, and the Walter Cronkite Fellowship in Phoenix Arizona.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Radio/Television and a minor in Creative Writing, Symone landed her first on-air job as a Multimedia Journalist at WCTV in Tallahassee, FL. For the first year, Symone served as the bureau reporter, covering the North Florida and South Georgia region. She reported on struggling farmers working to improve irrigation, to racial tensions brewing at the Valdosta, Ga sparked by a military veteran confiscating a flag from black student protestors at Valdosta State University.
One year later, Symone transferred to WCTV’s main station in Tallahassee, FL continuing to be a driving force in the daily operations of the newsroom. She was also the first reporter on the scene, when a stray bullet went through the window of an Elementary School Bus in Tallahassee. She was also apart of team coverage when Hurricane Hermine wreaked havoc on the Gulf of Mexico. Outside of hard news coverage, Symone thrived in writing and producing daily pop culture segments for morning newscasts.
After further developing an interest in lifestyle and entertainment reporting, in October of 2017 received a job offer from WAVY TV 10 in Norfolk, Virginia as the “On The Scene” Reporter. Symone writes, shoots, edits, and produces daily content for hour-long magazine show “The Hampton Roads Show” and lifestyle website HRScene.com. She co-created a new travel segment called “Discovering Hampton Roads in 60 Seconds” and created “What’s Popping”, an entertainment segment for HRScene.com. You can also catch Symone on football field doing reports for popular sports show “Friday Night Flights”.
During her down time Symone enjoys traveling the world, online shopping, keeping up with her Blog “Moments with Monieluv, and mentoring young girls in the community. She also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and the National Association of Black Journalists.