Elliott Davis

Investigative Reporter / Anchor

Elliott Davis has distinguished himself as the investigative reporter for FOX 2's "You Paid For It", KTVI's popular ongoing investigations into government waste in our area. Elliott has questioned officials from mayors to governors in search for answers. Elliott also co-anchors evening newscasts on FOX 2 News on Friday and Saturday. Elliott Davis' diverse career path led him to FOX 2 in May 1980, when he joined FOX 2 News as a weekend writer/editor. Prior to joining FOX 2 News, Elliott worked in advertising for the Suburban Journal newspapers.

Elliott's "You Paid For It Series" has made him a champion of the underdog in our area and his hard-hitting investigations have made him a lightning rod of controversy in the St. Louis area's political and bureaucratic arena. Here are some results of his investigations:

*Helped get the Missouri governor and legislature to overhaul vehicle emissions testing program.

*Led Missouri Department of Education to dissolve Wellston School District in St. Louis County and terminate the school board and superintendent.

*Led Illinois education department to dissolve Venice School District and fire the school board.

*Led HUD to $7 million government takeover and renovation of troubled St. Charles Public Housing Complex.

*Led to massive St. Louis city government plan to tear down unsafe buildings.

*Led Missouri attorney general to file civil and criminal cases against tow company operator with contracts to tow cars for north county police departments.

*Led to ouster of St. Louis County mayor amid allegations of misspending.

While these are some of the major success stories there are many smaller injustices that have been righted as a result of You Paid For It probes.

Elliott's hard work and commitment to excellence in broadcasting were recognized in 2002 with an Emmy Award for the best investigative report, and the St. Louis Black Journalism awards for best television series in 2001, 2002, and 2003. Elliott has received numerous nominations for Emmy Awards. He is a past winner of the Illinois Broadcaster's Award and is a past recipient of the National Black Journalist award for best television series.

You can also see Elliot on the weekends. He is a regular anchor of the nightly news.

A native St. Louisan, Elliott attended Vashon High School and received a Bachelor's degree in political science from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Recent Articles

  • Hazelwood school board president grilled over travel budget

    Posted on: 10:59 pm, April 8, 2014, by , updated on: 07:10pm, April 8, 2014

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KTVI) – The Hazelwood School District is spending tens of thousands of dollars on out of town...
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  • Costly bridge project goes bad in University City

    Posted on: 10:07 pm, March 27, 2014, by

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI) – You Paid For It investigates a bridge project in University City that’s stretched on longer...
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  • Winter returns to St. Louis area

    Posted on: 5:18 pm, March 16, 2014, by , updated on: 04:11pm, March 16, 2014

    FESTUS, MO (KTVI) – The return to winter weather to St. Louis came in right on schedule overnight. Sunday morning...
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  • $1.4M housing development sits vacant for two years

    Posted on: 10:14 pm, March 13, 2014, by

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI)–  A Metro East mayor points the finger at fellow officials for a $1.4 million housing...
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  • Overcrowding plaguing Metro buses

    Posted on: 10:23 pm, March 6, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The You Paid For It team looks at the troubles of people riding Metro Buses. Riders,...
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  • Survey suggests Hazelwood School District cut positions, pay

    Posted on: 10:00 pm, February 26, 2014, by

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI)– You Paid For It looks into a deal in Hazelwood involving a survey the school district sent...
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  • Pagedale spends $656,000 of tax money on dubious deal

    Posted on: 10:09 pm, February 25, 2014, by

    PAGEDALE, MO (KTVI)– MoDOT is trying to get a tax hike saying they are running out of money for new...
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  • Normandy School District security guards get physical with You Paid For It

    Posted on: 10:06 pm, February 24, 2014, by

    NORMANDY, MO (KTVI)– Normandy School District security guards get physical with investigator Elliott Davis when he shows up to question...
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  • MSD’s gamble on storm water rate fees

    Posted on: 11:38 pm, February 23, 2014, by , updated on: 08:58pm, February 23, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – You Paid For It digs into the big MSD gamble on the storm water rate increase...
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  • Police and Mardi Gras officials beefing up security

    Posted on: 5:39 pm, February 22, 2014, by , updated on: 04:13pm, February 22, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis police, Mardi Gras and Soulard officials are gearing up for Mardi Gras, looking at...
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  • Children’s Fund trying to get taxpayer’s money back

    Posted on: 9:43 pm, February 19, 2014, by

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)– The St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund revealed it has been over billed to the tune of...
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  • St. Louis County’s botched trash hauler law costs taxpayers $5.9 Million

    Posted on: 10:14 pm, February 18, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The You Paid For It team digs into the Charlie Dooley administration’s missteps handling the former...
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