Janet Davies

  • Acorn Board Chair Elect
  • Development Committee Co-Chair
  • Board member since 2021
  • Resident of Galien, MI

Janet Davies was the entertainment reporter for Chicago’s ABC 7 for over 30 years.  She was also the host and executive producer of 190 North, a multiple Emmy award winning Chicago-based entertainment and lifestyle program.

Janet has travelled the world, covering such diverse stories from the British Royal family to the endangered species of Kenya. She also reported from the Academy Awards, the Primetime Emmy Awards and the American Music Awards.

Janet has volunteered for numerous charities including developing and serving on the Children’s Memorial (now Lurie Children’s Hospital) Corporate Board of Directors and working with the Leukemia Research Foundation to create their successful annual 5k race. 

Janet has received numerous awards, including 18 Emmy awards for hosting, producing, writing, and reporting. 

Born in Richmond, Virginia, Janet was raised in Fairfield, Ohio, and earned a BA from Miami University in Ohio, majoring in communications and theater.