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Reporter says goodbye Raleigh, hello Clayton

Posted August 16, 2012

We're saying goodbye this Friday to WRAL reporter Stacy Davis, who has accepted a job as the Town of Clayton's first-ever public information officer.

Stacy joined WRAL News in 2008 and "did a terrific job on the morning news," said News Director Rick Gall. "She then shifted to the evening news where her storytelling has excelled. We’ll miss her ability to land key interviews, make ordinary stories extraordinary, and deliver compelling live shots."

The Town of Clayton hired Stacy after reviewing more than 80 applications for the job.

"She's catapulted off aircraft carriers, jumped out of planes with Army paratroopers and soared through the clouds in jet fighters, but (Stacy) says taking the plunge as Clayton’s PIO will be a challenge that’s just as exciting and rewarding," the town said.

In her new role, beginning Sept. 4, Stacy will "tackle the demanding task of keeping the public informed on everything Clayton, whether it’s road closures due to an accident, a public hearing on a new development, to news about the exciting musical acts set to entertain at the much‐anticipated 2012 Harvest Festival or spectacular Clayton Center," the town said.

"I thrive on telling stories, and I see this job as one of the best story‐telling jobs around,” Stacy said. “I’ll be telling Clayton’s story! In the local media, on our local public access channel, on social media, I’ll be getting the word out about all that this amazingly charming and growing town has to offer. And it’s where I’m raising my family ... so who wouldn’t want to be paid to brag about the place they call home?”

Stacy has been a journalist for more than 15 years and previously worked at WTKR-TV in Norfolk, Va., where she spent seven years as a military reporter and weekend anchor. She was born in Philadelphia and is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Please join us in congratulating Stacy and wishing her all the best! 


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  • iwannareply Aug 23, 2012

    Clayton just got better looking!

  • map1agmachining Aug 20, 2012

    Good for her! Job well done!

  • davidgnews Aug 20, 2012

    Wishing her all the best, especially since she's been one of the BEST. She had it covered from the beat all the way to the anchor desk.

    Best of luck with the new endeavor, Stacy !

  • raleighwakenative Aug 19, 2012

    Will miss you Stacy. Your sense of humor, common sense (use a broom to brush off snow before you get out on the road)and good reporting skills will be missed. Best of luck in your new job with better hours for your family!!

  • jburack Aug 19, 2012

    We will miss your reporting on the evening news, congrats to the new job and thanks for the hard work you did bringing us the stories that mattered.

  • grichardson05 Aug 18, 2012

    Sad to see her go, but I know that she will serve Clayton well as PIO. Best wishes to her for the future.

  • plane80n Aug 18, 2012

    Stacy is one of the best reporters I have seen, she will be missed, wishing you the best, and if it were up to me and the new job didn't work out I would have you back in a minute. The very best to you and your family. GOD BLESS

  • Tigers18 Aug 18, 2012

    Stacy Davis was a glowing light for WRAL. One of the best on scene reporters I have seen in years. I wish her nothing but the best in Clayton. We will surely miss you.

  • SaveEnergyMan Aug 17, 2012

    Congrats Stacy, always liked your sometimes off the wall news reports. I know Clayton is getting a great spokesperson who is a professional not afraid to show us her fun side too.

  • westernwake1 Aug 17, 2012

    Congrats Stacy! I am sure that you will do a great job as Clayton's first public information officer.




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