Kevin Davis is an award-winning journalist, author and magazine writer based in Chicago. A former crime reporter for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, his writing has appeared in USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago magazine, Utne Reader, In These Times, ABA Journal, Reader’s Digest, USA Weekend, Encyclopaedia Britannica and many other publications.
He is the author of three non-fiction books on the criminal justice system, The Wrong Man, Defending the Damned and The Brain Defense. In addition, Davis has authored eight non-fiction children’s books.
Davis is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Studies, as well as a part-time jourmalism instructor at Loyola University Chicago. He also teaches a writing class for detainees at the Cook County Jail.
In addition, he has worked as an editorial consultant for Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Loyola University Medical Center.
A graduate of the University of Illinois, Davis was a staff reporter for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel for ten years. He left the paper after writing his first book to pursue a career as a freelance journalist. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Martha Sanders, and son, Jackson, "Sonny" Davis.