Elliott Davis has distinguished himself as the investigative reporter for FOX 2’sYou Paid For It, KTVI’s popular ongoing investigations into government waste in our area. Elliott has questioned officials from mayors to governors in search for answers. Elliott also anchors evening newscasts on FOX 2 News on Saturdays and Sundays. His diverse career path led him to FOX 2 in May 1980, when he joined FOX 2 News as a weekend writer/editor. Prior to joining FOX 2 News, Elliott worked in advertising for the Suburban Journal newspapers.
The You Paid For It Series has made him a champion of the underdog in our area, and his hard-hitting investigations have made him a lightning rod of controversy in the St. Louis area’s political and bureaucratic arena. While many of these reports are some major success stories, there are many small injustices that have been righted as a result of You Paid For It probes.
Elliott’s hard work and commitment to excellence in broadcasting were recognized in 2002 with an Emmy Award for the best investigative report, and the. Elliott has received numerous Emmy Award nominations, receiving one for Best Investigative Report. He has also received several St. Louis Black Journalism awards for best television series, and he is a past winner of the Illinois Broadcaster’s Award.
A native St. Louisan, Elliott attended Vashon High School and received a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.