Laura Weber Davis | Michigan Radio

Laura Weber Davis

Executive Producer, Stateside

Laura is Executive Producer of Stateside. She came to Michigan Radio from WDET in Detroit, where she was senior producer on the current events program, Detroit Today. She began her career in public radio as a Michigan Radio intern before taking a job as a Capitol-beat reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network. Laura was born and raised in Ann Arbor, and has had a lifelong love affair with Detroit and Michigan more broadly. She is a graduate of Michigan State University (Go Green!) and she received a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California. Laura is an audiophile with a public radio habit, a dusty-record music head with a crate-digger’s heart, a toddler wrangler, a beach goer, a Jane Austen lover, a horseback rider, a dog walker, and an active listener who loves to hear and tell a good story. Whatever she is doing at this very moment, she’d rather be listening to showtunes.

four horses eating and standing around a bin of hay
Lester Graham / Michigan Radio

This story is part of "Mornings in Michigan," our series about morning rituals from across our state.

The thing about being on a farm is it’s really hard to be in your own head. The sounds, sights, and smells of a farm are all consuming in the morning.

It’s impossible to worry about a global pandemic, or work, or anything, really, when the rooster is crowing, eggs need collecting, the horses need feeding, and the stalls need mucking.