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RaeChelle Davis, Reporter
RaeChelle Davis is excited to call the Tampa Bay area home! She joined Bay News 9 in July 2012 and can be seen reporting every weekday.
Prior to moving to the sunshine state, RaeChelle was the evening anchor at WQAD in the Quad Cities. While there, RaeChelle traveled to Haiti with several local teachers to document their journey to help earthquake victims and start a program to educate and supply Haitian teachers. She produced and anchored an hour-long special that was the first local news program in High Definition in the Quad Cities. RaeChelle received first place from the Illinois News Broadcasters Association for her work.
Leading up to the 2012 Iowa Caucus, RaeChelle was the first to interview Michele Bachmann about the investigation into her small business’ therapy practices. Several news organizations including MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, CNN, and World News with Diane Sawyer aired the interview.
RaeChelle also worked at WIBW-TV in Topeka, Kansas. She anchored and produced the top-rated weekend newscast. During her time in the Sunflower State, RaeChelle covered the tornado that tore through Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Some of her notable interviews include: Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, and Governor Sam Brownback.
RaeChelle graduated Cum Laude from Western Kentucky University. She had internships at KGTV in San Diego, California and later at KESQ in Palm Desert, California.
RaeChelle lives in St. Petersburg with her husband and their little dog named Cooper. When she’s not chasing breaking news, RaeChelle enjoys trying out new recipes, traveling to new places, and running along the beautiful beaches.