Cindy Davis - KOTA Territory News

Cindy Davis

Noon Anchor and Reporter Noon Anchor and Reporter

Cindy Davis

One thing to know about Cindy Davis; she is an open book.  What you see is what you get whether it is on television, on the street or at the local pub. Television turned out to be a perfect fit; telling the honest, unbiased stories of others - good, bad or ugly.

After graduating from Spearfish High School, Cindy attended Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn.  She was accepted as an intern at KEVN-TV in Rapid City then hired full-time in the summer of 2000.  After about a year at KEVN-TV, Cindy was offered a job at KELO-TV in Sioux Falls to work in the Rapid City bureau.  She completed a three-year contract with a non-compete clause, so the job hunt was on. 

Married at the time, Cindy searched for a non-television job in Rapid City.  Although there were several offers, nothing sparked her passion like television.  So, it seemed like fate in the spring of 2004 when KOTA-TV called to offer her a position off-air as Assignment Editor.  When the non-compete was complete, Cindy replaced Debra Jensen, who retired as the anchor for KOTA Territory News at Noon. The schedule allowed her to report in the afternoons, a passion she still holds.

Cindy has covered some of the most exciting and sometimes gruesome stories to unfold in the Black Hills including; the execution of Elijah Page, BRAC hearings for Ellsworth Air Force Base, the Grizzly Gulch fire and the death of former governor Bill Janklow.  Her most memorable interviews include Janet Reno, Bill Cosby, Kevin Costner and Hilary Clinton.

Her coverage of the death of Ellsworth Airman Ira Kaur caught the attention of the Oxygen Network.  In the fall of 2013, Cindy was featured in an episode of Snapped, a program about women who kill their husbands.  Also that year, Down Country Roads did a feature story about her family, life and career.

In 2012, Cindy returned to the assignment desk and was promoted to Assistant News Director, all while producing and anchoring the news.  But, the workload became overwhelming.  That's when she retired from the noon news other than to fill-in for other anchors. 

Although she has a very busy schedule juggling reporters, stories, scheduling and the other duties of an Assignment Editor and Assistant News Director, Cindy still manages to get out in the field to report on occasion. 

Cindy has volunteered for various civic organizations including the Young Professionals and the Rapid City Soccer Complex board.  It is not all work and no play.  For fun, she enjoys playing West River Adult League Soccer and frequenting karaoke bars.

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