Donna Davis with President Reagan at the White House
During Donna’s news career, she met a lot of interesting people, including President Reagan as well as Ted Koppel, the first host of ABC’s Nightline. She also interviewed President Bill Clinton. But, it’s the stories of people you’ve never heard about that Donna really enjoyed.
During her first television news job in Arkansas, she championed a story about a toddler who needed a liver transplant. Amber Rowden’s battle eventually changed the state’s transplant law, clearing the way to save many lives.
She also covered “Wednesday’s Child” featuring hard to adopt children. The stories led to increased adoptions and many more happy families in Monroe, Louisiana. While working at the same station, she started an initiative to ring bells for the Salvation Army and increase television coverage for the charity. Several other reporters joined in, and the initiative grew into a Media Day Challenge for the Salvation Army, which raised more money in one day than had been raised all year. Her dedication to the Salvation Army also led to a “Media Award” for the television station.
Donna with Ted Koppel of ABC’s Nightline
Donna took those public relations skills she learned in news, as well as her storytelling skills, and began helping clients make an impact during her career in video production and live streaming. She did PR for the Atlanta Holiday House, which was covered by every Atlanta news station, as well as the AJC. It set a record for show home attendance while raising money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Donna has also served as a Big Sis in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization, and she also served as a board member.