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A woman who once called Flint her home has been tapped as the weekend anchor of ABC's 'World News Tonight.' Lindsey Davis, who served as a reporter and anchor for WJRT-TV from 2001 to 2003, will share anchoring duties with ABC's Whit Johnson.

That spot was vacated at the end of last month when Tom Llamas departed the network for a position with NBC News. Davis will anchor the network's Sunday night broadcasts with Johnson piloting the desk on Saturdays.

The pair are seen regularly on ABC News as both have been used as fill-in anchors on weekends and occasionally during David Muir's weekday broadcasts. Lindsey Davis is a regular contributor on 'Good Morning America', '20/20', and 'Nightline'. She was named anchor of the 'ABC News Live' program last year and contributes regularly during breaking news events. She'll continue as host of 'ABC News Live' Monday through Thursday going forward.

Davis was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in New Jersey. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Psychology before earning her master's in communication from New York University. She joined ABC in 2007.

The former-Flint anchor now lives in New York, marrying her husband Paul in 2013. The couple has one child, a son named Ayden who she says is the inspiration behind a children's book she authored. In the video below, Lindsey appeared on 'The View', promoting 'The World is Awake:  A Celebration of Everyday Blessings' after its 2018 release.

Maureen Maher, Ginger Zee, Reese Davis, and Gabe Gutirrez are others who cut their broadcast teeth in the Flint area before earning a place on the national TV stage.

[Variety]

 

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