LGBTQ Heroes: Evan Davis
As the lead presenter on PM – one of the BBC’s flagship news programs – Evan Davis is one of the UK’s most prominent broadcasters and journalists.
Let’s take a look at his career.
Davis’s parents came to the UK from South Africa. He was born in Worcestershire in 1962. He studied Economics at Oxford, where he was also editor of the student newspaper.
After graduating from Oxford, Davis held a number of different roles before joining the BBC in 1993. He joined initially as an economics correspondent, rising to become the economics editor for the BBC in 2001. In 2008, Davis became a presenter on the BBC’s Today program, moving on to become the presenter of Newsnight in 2014. In November 2018, Davis took over as lead presenter on the BBC’s news program PM.
Since it began in 2005, Davis has also been the presenter of the UK version of Dragon’s Den.
Davis has published three books:
- Public Spending (1998)
- Made in Britain (2011)
- Post-Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit and What We Can Do About It (2017)
Davis lives in London with his partner Guillaume Baltz, a French landscape architect.