Anna Davlantes

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Anna Davlantes is an American journalist who most recently hosted Good Day Chicago on WFLD FOX-32 Chicago.

Davlantes is a five-time regional Emmy award winner, including an Emmy for "Get Into The Shark tank."[1] An experienced diver, Davlantes produced and hosted the underwater HD documentary, that involved swimming with sharks. She returned to her native Chicago after working at the ABC affiliate WPTA-TV in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and as the primary anchor for the Fox station KRIV-TV in Houston.

Notable Work[edit]

In May 2003, Davlantes broke a story that gained national media attention by being the first to acquire a video showing seniors hazing juniors at a powder puff game in Northbrook, Illinois. The exposure of the powder puff hazing incident at Glenbrook North High School led to national hazing reform.[2] Davlantes appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to talk about the problems of youth hazing.

In 2005, Davlantes aired a series of reports exposing mob intimidation in Bridgeview, Illinois. She received several threats while investigating the piece. The Chicago Headline Club recognized her work by awarding her the Ethics Award in Journalism.[3]

Davlantes' experience as a diver allowed her to host the documentary "Get Into the Shark Tank!" which aired on NBC Chicago. The documentary is filmed almost entirely underwater in the shark tank at the Shedd Aquarium. Davlantes is also credited with the first underwater live shot on a local newscast.[4] She is married to David Gamperl and lives in Chicago, Illinois.

According to Timeout magazine Robert F, Davlantes was offered a co-anchor position and long term contract on the Today show but turned it down to stay in Chicago. CNN and MSNBC has also pursued her to develop a news show in the last year. It is also reported, Davlantes will anchor the noon and five on Fox Chicago. Chris Meyers is the News Director at the station currently and worked with Davlantes at NBC5. Davlantes left Fox Chicago on November 8th, 2013 when her contract expired.

She also fills in as a co-host on WLS-AM radio with Roe Conn and Richard Roeper. As of March 6, 2014, Davlantes is a radio host for WGN Radio and an anchor for WGN-TV, in addition she is part of the investigation unit.

Career[edit]

WPTA-TV Fort Wayne, Ind.
WXIN-TV in Indianapolis
Chicago public broadcaster WTTW-Ch. 11
FOX O&O KRIV-TV Houston,Tx
NBC-owned WMAQ-TV-Ch. 5
WFLD-TV in Chicago until November 2013

Awards[edit]

Ethics Award in Journalism from The Chicago Headline Club
Herman Kogan Award from The American Bar Association
Emmy Award for "Get Into the Shark Tank!"

Education[edit]

Lane Tech High School
Oxford University
Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anna Davlantes". WFLD-TV. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Anna Davlantes". WFLD-TV. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ethics Award in Journalsim". Chicago Headline Club. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Anna Davlantes". WFLD-TV. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 

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