WCCO anchor Angela Davis makes the jump to MPR News

Angela Davis has been with WCCO-TV since 2006.
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News anchor Angela Davis is leaving WCCO-TV after 12 years – but she won't be going far.

The journalist will be joining Minnesota Public Radio News to host its 11 a.m. program in early November, MPR News confirmed on Sunday.

In a news release issued by MPR, Davis says she'll be hosting a talk show "that explores the issues that keep many of us awake at night, as well as topics that bring joy, laughter and hope."

Davis has been with WCCO-TV since 2006, working as a reporter and later a news anchor with the Twin Cities' CBS affiliate.

She'll be taking over the 11 a.m. show previously hosted by Tom Weber, who was reassigned earlier this year after disclosing he'd started a personal relationship with Peggy Flanagan, who is the running mate of DFL candidate for governor Tim Walz.

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Weber then left MPR altogether in June. On Sunday he tweeted: "Congrats to [Angela Davis] on being named host at MPR. Hosting that 11am hour was one of the highlights of my career; I hope it brings you the same satisfaction."

Of Davis, MPR's executive director of news and programming Nancy Cassutt said: "She understands this state, knows its most pressing issues, and will be a great fit in engaging with audiences on these important topics," she said in a press release issued Sunday."

Her colleagues at WCCO have been singing Davis' praises after her new gig was announced.

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