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News Talk Show Host

Davis Rankin

Davis Rankin has been a talk show host and news reporter in the Rio Grande Valley for a generation. Throughout his career he has interviewed everyone from Texas governors and Presidential candidates to politicians, celebrities and everyday people in the Valley and the world.

He graduated from Southern Methodist University and has worked in most media outlets. His work includes: KGBT-TV News, CBS News with Dan Rather in NYC, The Abilene Reporter-News, a couple of Texas legislators and a candidate for state office in Texas who didn’t make it.

Davis has broad interests and can talk to almost anyone. He collects manual typewriters (the ones that make noise when you use them) and maintains an avid interest in history, particularly the history of South Texas and North Mexico.

He has a wife and two college-age sons. He himself is the son of Charlie Rankin, who was a farm broadcaster in the Rio Grande Valley for 35 years, many of those on KURV.

Listen to Davis and his colleagues, in The Drive Home from 4-6 pm on KURV 710 AM.

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