Elliott Davis Death Hoax – On Monday, the 5th of December 2022, a death hoax began to circulate on the internet claiming that Elliott Davis, a prominent investigative reporter for FOX 2’s You Paid For It, had passed away. The hoax was initially believed to have originated on the internet. Many users of social media were hesitant to believe the news because it originated from a dubious source. However, this rumor turned out not to be true. Elliott Davis is alive and well.
Elliott reportedly took a picture of himself in the FOX 2 Newsroom carrying today’s newspaper as evidence. Today, a sarcastic Facebook page titled Jefferson County, Missouri uploaded an image with the caption “RIP Elliott Davis. 1954-2022.” The article has been shared several times.
FOX 2 contacted the page to inquire why they would post something like that. They sent this comment in a Facebook message, “To make a point about media literacy, common sense, and because it’s kinda funny to laugh at people who believe everything they read on Facebook. We wish no actual ill will towards Elliott or anyone affiliated with KTVI or Nexstar.”
Who is Elliott Davis?
Elliott Davis has made a name for himself as the investigative reporter for FOX 2’s You Paid For It, which is KTVI’s popular continuous investigations into government waste in our area and one of the longest-running franchises in the area. In his search for answers, Elliott has interrogated a wide range of public officials, from mayors to governors to presidents.
Elliott also serves as a co-anchor for the evening newscasts that air on FOX 2 on the weekends. His winding professional journey brought him to FOX 2 in May of 1980, where he was hired on as a weekend writer and editor at the station. Before that, he was working as an advertising salesman for the publications published by the Suburban Journal. Elliott has been honored with several accolades for his work, including being admitted into the Silver Circle of the Regional Emmy Awards in 2018.
Elliott Davis career
His reporting on the condition of the homeless earned him the Regional Murrow Award for Excellence in Social Media in 2019, which he received for his work. Elliott’s dedication to quality broadcasting earned him an Emmy Award in 2002 for the best investigative report, as well as awards for best television series from the St. Louis Black Journalism Awards in 2001, 2002, and 2003.
These honors were presented in recognition of Elliott’s hard work and commitment to excellence in the industry. Elliott has been recognized with a great deal of Emmy Award consideration. In the past, he has been honored with both the Illinois Broadcaster’s Award and the National Black Journalist Award for Outstanding Television Series. He is an accomplished broadcaster. Elliott, who was born and raised in St. Louis, completed his secondary education at Vashon High School and his undergraduate studies in political science at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
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