Feature: Betty Davis

Betty Davis


Betty Davis joined the Local 10 weather team in the fall of 2011. If she looks familiar, perhaps you remember her from The Weather Channel.  Betty spent nearly five years on the national scene working as an on-camera meteorologist for the network.  Before departing, she was co-host of “Weekend View,” The Weather Channel’s highest-rated program. 

Betty has worked in several television markets, including Macon, Ga., Charleston, S.C., and Raleigh/Durham, N.C.  While in the Tarheel State, she braved crippling ice storms and traveled to the Carolina and Gulf coasts to file reports on hurricane preparedness. She has done just about every job related to television, from rolling teleprompter to “ripping scripts.”  Early in her career, she even spent time as a writer for CNN Headline News.  

Betty has worked with some of the best and brightest in the business, including severe weather expert Dr. Greg Forbes. Forbes was on the development team of the Enhanced Fujita Scale — the scale that rates tornadoes. From severe thunderstorms to land-falling hurricanes, Betty has extensive experience covering major weather events. She holds the CBM seal from the American Meteorological Society and a seal of approval from the National Weather Association. Betty is a magna cum laude graduate of Atlanta’s Spelman College. 

She holds a B.A. in English. Also, she holds a B.S. in Geoscience from Mississippi State University.  Betty is a native of Preston, Ga. When she is not standing in front of a weather map, she is dreaming up new and creative ways to deliver the weather story for the day and trying to keep up with her  4-year-old son, preteen stepson and husband.





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