MsinterPReted: Sara Davenport – Burnt Out TV Anchor to Entrepreneur

December 14, 2023

Sara Davenport is an award-winning journalist who followed her dreams and became an anchor in a top-10 market. But after winning all the awards, and covering all the stories, she needed a plan B – something that gave her not just a fantastic lifestyle, but also a life.

She has created a life as a media mentor working with others looking to break the breaking news cycle.
  • She wanted to work from home or just work from phone/Wi-Fi
  • She wanted to travel and vacation for more than 8 weeks/year
  • She wanted to make 6-figures, from one or multiple businesses
  • She wanted to be a storyteller, content creator, and still remain 
  • She wanted to coach others to success
On this episode of MsInterPReted, she discusses how she made a plan and went after it.

Davenport provides valuable insight into writing a resume to highlight transferrable skills, using LinkedIn as a true marketing platform to market and creating multiple revenue streams for profitability and stability.

Through her former and current career, Davenport has collected a plethora of stories about the good, the bad and the ugly of working in broadcast news. She shares the moment that she knew she had to make a change and what she sees as driving the mass exodus from TV News today.

On the reason she finally called it quits, Sara says “When my news director asked me to anchor the weekend show before the birth of my baby, so I was going to be induced at 6 a.m. on a Monday. I anchored through to Friday, and thought, ‘Okay, I’ve got the weekend to prepare before I’m a new mom.’ And she basically told me that my viewers would forget who I was if I didn’t do what she was asking, which was to anchor the weekend evening news before I had the baby. And here’s what’s nuts, Allison, is I said yes. And I think a lot of us in TV understand that weird pressure to say yes. And I anchored the 10 p. m. news on Sunday night, got home by midnight, and by 5 a.m. I was on the road to the hospital to have a baby.”