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Ayanna Floyd Davis

showrunner/writer The Chi; writer Private Practice, Hannibal, Falling Skies
Ayanna Floyd Davis has been making her mark as a writer and producer in the television industry for almost two decades. She has written and produced some of TV’s hottest series and has worked for some of the most renowned showrunners in the business. Most recently, Ayanna flexed her leadership experience and creative muscles as showrunner, executive producer and visionary of Season Two of Showtime’s top rated drama, THE CHI, and brought audiences the most nuanced and timely season to date. The series, which aired this past April, continued to follow the Chicago residents as they navigate their daily lives, the grit of the city and the life or death consequences of their decisions. Under her direction Season Two, the show explored rarely discussed topics such as the four stages of black manhood, single motherhood, female empowerment, gentrification, mental health and black boy fragility. Ayanna is a champion of diverse voices and inclusive hiring practices. Previously, Ayanna was a writer and producer on EMPIRE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, HANNIBAL and FALLING SKIES, to name a few. On the development side, she’s written projects for NBC, FOX, TNT, Freeform and Sony. Ayanna is a proud graduate of Eastern Michigan University and Columbia College Chicago, where she earned her MFA degree. She is a native of Toledo, Ohio and currently resides in Los Angeles.