Editor Reel Talk
Shannon Baker Davis, ACE is an award-winning television and film editor, who began
her career in New York, editing unscripted shows and documentaries. After 10 years
working on many iconic and Emmy-winning shows such as Top Chef and Project
Runway, Shannon began adding narrative television and feature films to her resume. Her
credits include Insecure, from Issa Rae, Grown-ish, a spin-off of the highly acclaimed
series, Black-ish, from creator, Kenya Barris and Queen Sugar, from creator Ava
In features, she edited Armstrong, starring Vicky Jeudy, Sean Parsons, Jason Antoon and
Kevin Pollak, and The Weekend (Lionsgate), starring Sasheer Zamata, Tone Bell and
DeWanda Wise, from director, Stella Meghie. The Weekend had it’s World Premiere at
the Toronto Film Festival in 2018, and screened at AFI Fest, South by Southwest and
Tribeca Film Festival. Next, she cut the feature, The Obituary of Tunde Johnson,
directed by Ali LeRoi (creator, Everybody Hates Chris), which premiered at TIFF and
was released theatrically in February of 2021.
Shannon reunited with Stella Meghie on The Photograph (Universal), starring Issa Rae
and LaKeith Stanfield, and then went on to cut the Netflix series #blackaf, created by
Kenya Barris (Black-ish, Grown-ish, Mixed-ish), which stars Barris and Rashida Jones.
Her latest work is Impeachment: American Crime Story for Ryan Murphy Television.
Her series and film credits run the gamut, from funny to heartbreaking, provocative to
visual-effects-heavy and action-packed.
She is a member of ACE, where she is a mentor in their Diversity Mentorship Program.
She serves on the Motion Picture Editors Guild Board of Directors, where she is also the
Co-chair of the African-American Steering Committee, and she is a founding member of
Ujima Entertainment Coalition and Black In Post. Shannon grew up in Augusta, GA,
earned degrees from Howard University and The American Film Institute, and resides in
Los Angeles, CA, with her husband and 2 children.
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