Tickets are available now for the 2019 Page One Awards featuring a keynote address from Gov. Tim Walz, Minnesota’s 41st Governor.
Angela Davis of Minnesota Public Radio will host the awards ceremony, which celebrates the best in Minnesota journalism.
Tim Walz taught social studies and coached football at Mankato West High School before winning election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006. He was re-elected five times from a southern Minnesota district that included his home in Mankato. With his election last November, Walz is the first governor from Mankato in 110 years.
Born in a small town in rural Nebraska, Walz enlisted in the Army National Guard soon after his high school graduation. Walz attended Chadron State College, located in northwest Nebraska, where he graduated with a social science degree in 1989. While in Congress, Walz worked on key legislation for farmers and veterans plus projects such as the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System and Minnesota Highway 14.
Walz is the fourth consecutive Minnesota governor to address the Page One Awards Banquet during his first year in office. Previous guests include Mark Dayton, Tim Pawlenty and Jesse Ventura.
AngelaDavis joined MPR News in November 2018 after more than 20 years of reporting and anchoring in the Twin Cities and other cities throughout the country. In 2006, Davis joined WCCO-TV, where she anchored the Sunday night newscasts and reported for evening newscasts during the week. Previously, Davis anchored the morning and midday newscasts at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis.
Davis grew up in southern Virginia and holds a journalism degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She did graduate work in urban affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington and is a member of the local and national chapters of the National Association of Black Journalists and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.