John Davis has worked in Wisconsin Public Radio’s La Crosse bureau since 1991. Davis graduated from UW-La Crosse in 1988 and spent two and a half years working in commercial radio in Decorah, Iowa and Spring Grove, Minnesota, returning to his public radio roots at WLSU, where he had worked as a college student.
Davis has covered a wide range of issues including local government, regional politics, the court system and the environment. For several years, he has also served as the host and now producer of the regional program, Newsmakers, featuring an eclectic mix of topics, from local issues to visiting college speakers. Guests have included Wisconsin governors, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and former major league baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn.
Davis was the recipient of UW-La Crosse’s Douglas Carnes Memorial Scholarship in college and has also received numerous awards in many categories from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for his work over the years. He also enjoys helping to train students and watching them grow. Davis grew up in Rio, Wisconsin and lives in La Crosse with his wife Kathy. He has two children, Nick and Molli.