We know D.C. Get our free newsletter to stay in the know.
She’s Got the Hookup After minding D.C.’s public airwaves, former Office of Cable Television News and Programming Director Darnise Davis has moved into the commercial realm with her own Northeast production company, Close Up Productions. Davis’ public tenure, of course, had a few notable alleged private-sector intersections: In December, then-D.C. Inspector General E. Barrett Prettyman looked into allegations that Davis had shredded documents to cover up the diversion of city cable funds for Marion Barry’s tribute gala. No charges were filed. Davis was placed on administrative leave and a month later received an $18,820 severance package. Davis could not be reached for comment.