Iconic California journalist Belva Davis will be honored by the Yerba Buena Arts Center in San Francisco on Feb. 23.

The first black female television reporter in the West in 1964, Davis was the anchor for 19 years of KQED's "This Week in Northern California."

Former state Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown will preside over the evening tribute, which includes interviews and a few surprises. The event begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $55 general admission. A purchase at the host committee level of $250, $500 or $1,000, will help fund a journalism scholarship in Davis' name and digitize and house her papers at San Francisco State University.

Purchase tickets online at www.ybca.org/belvadavis.