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Michael A. Davis

Michael A. Davis

Journalist & Author


Journalist Michael Davis was a senior editor and “Family Page” columnist for TV Guide, coordinating, editing and writing major feature and cover projects for America’s largest circulating weekly. Throughout his distinguished career, he has assumed an array of top editorial leadership and creative roles at newspapers, magazines and radio stations in New York, Chicago and Baltimore. During that span of time, he was a sports broadcasting columnist for The Chicago Sun-Times. He is also the author of the history of Sesame Street entitled, Street Gang, and is currently working on two non-fiction books. Read More >

Davis regularly contributes freelance writing and photography to regional and national publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and Parents magazine. Two of his enterprise features written in the 1980s were published in Best Sports Stories, the hardbound anthology collections of the best in American sports writing and photography.

Davis spent a year at Harvard University as a Nieman Fellow, one of 12 American journalists chosen for the open-ended sabbatical year of reflection and study. He received a Master of Science degree in Journalism with highest honors from Northwestern University, where he later taught undergraduate journalism courses.

He dedicated a year of service to Head Start, teaching disadvantaged pre-school children in rural New York State and he received a Congressional Medal of Merit for Leadership for service completed at Rogers High School in his hometown on Newport, Rhode Island. He has served on the board of directors for Society of Friends of Touro Synagogue, a national historic shrine, and on the national board of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. He also served on the board of the Maryland Committee for Children. Read Less ^

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A Conversation with Michael Davis