Annie Augustine Davis
Lecturer of Journalism
Annie Augustine Davis is a communications strategist with over ten years of experience working for leading media companies, including The Atlantic, The New Republic, VICE Media, and HBO. Spanning both old and new media, Davis’s areas of expertise lie at the intersection of public relations, marketing, live events and programming, and corporate communications. As an Atlantic Media Fellow, Davis partnered with the Aspen Institute on the 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival. As the Communications Director for The New Republic, Davis oversaw the national relaunch of a 100-year-old publication, working to expand its footprint beyond the Beltway.
During her tenure at VICE Media, Davis worked closely with HBO on publicity and digital strategy for two Emmy-winning news programs, including VICE and VICE News Tonight as well as the accompanying Peabody-winning website ViceNews.com. Most notably, Davis led PR campaigns for two HBO documentaries featuring exclusive interviews with President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush, and the internationally recognized episode of VICE News Tonight, “Charlottesville: Race and Terror.”
Davis graduated from UCLA in 2010 with a major in English Literature and a minor in Political Science. She participated in the Gotham Fellowship Program through Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s Center for Faith and Work as a fellow in 2017 and as a teaching assistant in 2018. Davis and her husband currently live on Manhattan’s Upper West Side where they attend Good Shepherd Anglican Church.
Time at King's: January 2021 to Present
B.S. English Literature
University of California, Los Angeles