Davis Enterprise Editor/Assistant Publisher Debbie Davis will talk about the history of the newspaper and how it is changing with the times when she speaks Friday, July 25, at Davis Roots. Her free talk is part of the business incubator’s “Where Are They Now?” series.
Networking begins at 6 p.m. at the Davis Roots office in the Hunt-Boyer Mansion, Second and E streets, with the talk beginning at 6:30 p.m. Time will be allowed for questions.
Davis, 58, is a 35-year veteran of The Enterprise who has been at the helm of the newsroom for 32 years. During her tenure, The Enterprise won three straight general excellence awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association as the best small daily newspaper in the state.
Prior to moving to Davis, she was news editor at The Press-Courier in Oxnard for two years and also worked at the Riverside Press-Enterprise and the Coronado Journal.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism, summa cum laude, in 1977 from the University of Southern California, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Davis is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Davis, and chaired the Davis Chamber of Commerce board of directors in 2005. She also was honored as Davis’ Citizen of the Year for 2004.
Her husband, Bruce, is himself a former managing editor of The Davis Enterprise and now works as a sports writer at The Enterprise. They are the parents of two adult children.