Silver Circle Honoree
In the fall of 1989, Dave Davis, an English teacher and head baseball coach at the time, began teaching Broadcast Journalism at Hillcrest High School without the benefit of ever having actually done any broadcasting. His print background in high school and college saved him. The students in those first two broadcast classes picked a format (monthly newsmagazine) and named the show (“HTV Magazine”) and 34 years later, stories “by teens, for teens” continue to be the focus at Hillcrest.
Students’ efforts have led to 15 Broadcast Pacemaker Awards, the national record for scholastic broadcasting, and 10 Robert F. Kennedy High School Journalism Awards, also a national record for high school broadcasts. The NATAS Mid-America Chapter has bestowed over 30 first-place production awards on HTV, and four segments from Hillcrest have received the national student award from the Television Academy.
Davis loves a good story, hates giving grades, enjoys British TV shows, is a life-long Cardinals fan, and believes experiences in broadcasting are invaluable for his students, most of whom will never become professional journalists. During his broadcast journey, Davis helped found the Student Television Network, and is the host and director of a national for scholastic broadcast teachers, training educators from across the U.S. and five foreign countries, since the summer of 2000.
Davis and his wife Martha will celebrate 40 years of marriage this winter. They have two amazing daughters, Jenny and Lindsey, and two near-perfect grandchildren, Vivian and Elliott. He has lived on the west side of Springfield, MO all his life.
Silver Circle Honoree
Lisa Rose is celebrating 43 years in television news. Those first four years she spent reporting and anchoring at KODE-TV in Joplin, Missouri. In 1984, she joined KY3 News in Springfield, Missouri, where she's spent the last 39 years reporting, anchoring, and engaging in community service.
Lisa has focused much of her career on reporting medical news, culminating in the last few years with an emphasis on troubleshooting breast cancer, through KY3's Buddy Check 3 project. Monthly reports have connected people in the community with "buddies" to remind each other to follow guidelines. Several KY3 viewers say the program may have saved their lives.
For more than 25 years, Lisa co-anchored KY3's three evening newscasts. Currently she co-anchors the noon and the Ozarks highest rated newscast at 6:00 p.m.
Community service is a large part of Lisa's life in the Ozarks. For 20 years she's taught children's Sunday School. She's emceed and worked for numerous non-profits that include Childrens' Miracle Network Hospitals, the American Heart Association, Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, and the GYN Cancers Alliance.
Through it all, Lisa's life has been richly blessed by her husband, Randy of 25 years, three stepchildren, and three grandchildren.
Silver Circle Honoree
Shirley Washington is a regional Emmy® award winning television news anchor/reporter at KTVI FOX 2 and KPLR 11 in St. Louis, Missouri. She co-anchors the weeknight editions of Fox 2 News at 6pm and 10pm.
Shirley is also co-creator and the original host of the Pulse of St. Louis, a weekly community affairs television talk show, which focuses on important issues that impact the Gateway City region.
Throughout her career, Shirley has covered major news stories and has interviewed world leaders, celebrities, politicians, and community activists who work unrelentingly to improve the lives of others.
Shirley has worked in several markets across the country, including KDFW-TV in Dallas, Texas, WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia, WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tennessee, WHO-TV in Des Moines, Iowa, WQAD-TV in Moline, Illinois, and WAND-TV in Decatur, Illinois.
Shirley has been recognized with numerous awards for broadcast journalism excellence in television news, including the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Awards, NATAS Mid-America Emmy Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and many others.
Shirley donates her time to various non-profit organizations, such as the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, The St. Louis Crisis Nursery, and Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis.
Shirley has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
She is grateful for the support she has received over the course of her career from viewers, colleagues, mentors, friends, and family.