Davis, Sid, 1927



Davis, Sid, 1927


Bio: Sid Davis (b. Sydney or Sidney Davis, November 13, 1927, Youngstown, Ohio), journalist. He received a B.S. from Ohio University in 1952. Davis worked as a news reporter for station WJEH in Gallipolis, Ohio from 1950 to 1951 and news director for station WKBN in Youngstown, Ohio from 1952 to 1959. He worked for the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company in Washington, D.C. as a White House Correspondent from 1959 to 1968 and chief of the Washington News Bureau from 1968 to 1977. Davis also worked for NBC News in Washington as news director from 1977 to 1979, bureau chief from 1979 to 1980, vice president and bureau chief from 1980 to 1982, and senior Washington correspondent from 1982 to 1987. He worked for Voice of America as the director of office programs from 1987 to 1994. Davis was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution from 1994 to 1996. During his career he covered Nikita Khrushchev’s tour of the United States in 1959, U.S. space launchings from 1960 to 1963, the swearing in of President Lyndon B. Johnson aboard Air Force One in Dallas, and the trip to China by President Richard M. Nixon. Davis served in the United States Navy from 1946 to 1948. He is the son of Morris and Hilda Friedman. Davis married Barbara J. Flint in 1960 and they had two children.


Meeting with Sid Davis, Rod McLeish and Bill Moyers. Little Office, White House, Washington DC, 6/8/1966. Photo # a2582-16a by Yoichi Okamoto. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.


LBJ Connection: White House correspondent, Westinghouse Broascasting Company, 1959-1968