Longtime Atlanta anchor, Amanda Davis, dies after suffering massive stroke

Longtime Atlanta anchor, Amanda Davis, dies after suffering massive stroke

Amanda Davis was at the Hartsfield-Jackson International airport in Atlanta on December 26 when she suffered a "massive, spontaneous stroke", according to CBS 46, where she worked.

Amanda Davis, 62, was at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when she suffered the stroke.

In 2016, Davis opened up about her battles with alcohol addiction in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and talked about how treatment helped her push through.

Davis was on her way to San Antonio, Texas to attend her father's funeral.

Saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Atlanta news icon, Amanda Davis.

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At the time of her feature, Davis had been plagued by a series of DUI arrests, claiming difficulties with a past relationship saw her slowly transforming from a "social drinker" to someone with a genuine disorder.

Her colleagues shared messages of love and support for the anchor and her family.

Davis leaves behind her mother and a daughter, writer Melora Rivera. The Clark-Atlanta University graduate and Emmy-winning journalist spent 26 years at WAGA-TV, now a Fox affiliate.

Veteran Atlanta television news anchor Amanda Davis, whose achievements included launching a segment encouraging foster children adoptions and an in-depth series about her alcoholism, has died.

"Rodney Ho wrote for the AJC, "'The CBS46 news team is in shock, ' said Steve Doerr, news director. "She will truly be missed". We will keep Amanda's fans updated on her condition. "After arrests for driving under the influence, Davis did a three-part series past year revealing her alcoholism for the first time and her road to recovery". On the air, she said, "I am an alcoholic" - but she was so very much more. She helped launch "Good Day Atlanta" as a host in 1992 before going to evenings.

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