William Laurece Rece Davis is a loving father and husband, American sports tv journalist, a sports news anchor and a self-proclaimed American football and Basketball fanatic.
Rece Davis Bio: Age, Early Life
William Laurece ‘Rece’ Davis was born December 14th, 1965 in a small town called Muscle Shoals, in Alabama. He is a loving son and brother to his parents Jerry and Janice Davis and sister Tiffany. Davis had a great upbringing spending time with his sister, loving and taking part in anything sport. This passion would lead him down the career path to become a journalist for sport and working for one of the worlds biggest sports networks.
Rece Davis Education Details
Davis graduated from the University of Alabama in 1988 after achieving a Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Public affairs and Broadcast news. While he studied at Alabama, Davis enjoyed being an intern as a freelance studio host, a television play-by-play announcer, and radio presenter all across the state even though he was not paid for any of his work he knew that would put him in good stead in the future. 1987 saw Davis begin working as a reporter on general assignments for WCFT-TV in Alabama. After his graduation from Alabama, Davis worked until 1993 at WRBL in Columbus, Georgia the leading anchor on weekend news, a sports reporter and eventually as the WRBL-TV’s sports director. Around 1993 Davis moved to Flint, Michigan and began working as a sports anchor and reporter at WJRT-TV. This is where the journalist would make it a breakthrough and catapult his career to sports giants ESPN.
Rece Davis Career Details
Davis moved from Flint to Bristol, Connecticut in 1995 to begin his work on the newly established ESPN2 TV show SportSmash where he gave a run down of all thing’s sports including the sports scores. From 1997 Davis hosted ESPN2’s RMP 2Night and Sunday mornings RPM 2Day which was a show enthusiastic about all things motorsports. Davis would be the weekend TV host from 1997 until 2000.
It was during this time that Davis landed a position as a lead anchor on SportCenter also shown on ESPN, this would see him, and guest hosts discuss the sports news of the day.
Davis took to the American football scene and in July 2007 started hosting a daily college football news program ‘College Football Live’ he went on to become an anchor for the spin off shows ‘College Gameday’ and ‘College Football Final.’ He also made a similar show related to basketball.
ESPN are so fond of Davis and his talents that in 2015 they announced that they had offered Davis a multi-year contract through to 2021 with the network and that had included host position of the College GameDay football road show. The deal also sees Davis basketball play-by-play role weekly.
In 2001 Davis was welcomed by the University of Alabama’s School of Communication and Information Sciences as an outstanding alumnus and 2018 seen Davis nominated for Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host by The Sports Emmy.
Rece Davis Is Married To Wife With Kids
Davis has been married to his wife, Leigh Davis since 1993 over 25 years and the couple report it has been a very blissful marriage. They found love at their old workplace WRBL TV, where Rece was a reporter on the network, while Leigh was working in sales. Rece struck up conversation by playing dumb so Leigh could help him send a fax, the two hit it off and ended up dating not long after and are still together to this day. The couple have two children Christopher, 22 born 1998 and Elizabeth 18 born 2002. Christopher a successful baseball player at Princeton where Elizabeth has pursued a career in acting in New York. The family still get together when they can in the family home Avon, Connecticut.
Rece Davis Salary And Net worth
Davis has made a successful career in the sports broadcasting industry by working with heavy hitters like ESPN and endorsing gaming giants EA Sports. It is no surprise that the sports fanatic is bringing in $1.5 million a year and is reported to be worth a staggering $3.5 million. Rece has made jokes that he knows he has got the best job- watching and talking about sports while getting paid millions. This must be a dream come true for most men.