Effingham Native Paul Davis Named Illinoisan of the Year by INBA

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Published on September 23 2013 3:13 pm
Last Updated on September 23 2013 3:14 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Illinois News Broadcasters Association has named Effingham native Paul Davis its Illinoisan of the Year.

The presentation took place Sunday.

Davis, the son of Plaford and Zona B. Davis, began his broadcasting career in the 1950s at WCRA in Effingham.  He later went on to anchor the evening newscasts at WCIA-TV in Champaign and later anchored the nightly news at WGN-TV in Chicago.  He has remained in the broadcast industry in recent years through documenting the history of broadcasting.