Laurie Davison has been working at Spectrum Bay News 9 since 2003, and is constantly inspired by the positive results that often come from the stories she reports on. She covered the 2004 hurricane season, the landmark Terri Schiavo case, the search for police murderer Dontae Morris, and the Seminole Heights serial killer.
Storytelling is Laurie’s strength, and prior to coming to Tampa Bay, she polished those skills while working in newsrooms across Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee.
While working at Bay News 9, Laurie has won Suncoast Regional Emmys for Breaking News and Feature Reporting along with more than a dozen Emmy nominations. In 2018, she received a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Writing. She has also been honored for Individual Achievement in Reporting by the Florida Associated Press Broadcaster's several times. Laurie’s work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Headliner's Awards and NABJ.
On the one-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Laurie spoke to the family of a flight attendant who died on one of the planes. Her attendant’s “wings” were recovered and given to the family in a special ceremony. Laurie cites this as the most meaningful story she has covered throughout her career.
Laurie grew up in Daytona Beach and always wished to work in the Tampa Bay Area. Now that she’s here, she enjoys biking along the Pinellas Trail and going to the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival in Clearwater. In her free time, you can find her rooting on the Rays, or soaking up the sun at Sand Key Park!