Beloved Atlanta News Anchor, 62, Suffers Fatal Stroke While Traveling To Stepdad's Funeral
Amanda Davis was an Atlanta staple for more than 30 years.
Amanda Davis, an icon in Atlanta broadcast news, died Tuesday while en route to her stepfather's funeral. She was 62.
Davis had been a television staple in the city for more than 30 years, serving as a morning anchor at CBS46 News after spending 26 years at WAGA.
She was reportedly at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when she suffered a massive spontaneous stroke.
She was rushed to a hospital and treated, but it proved to be too late.
“It’s not easy to pass this along but we do have to pass along some sad news about our friend and our colleague Amanda Davis,” anchor Sharon Reed shared in an emotional CBS 46 broadcast on Wednesday. “Amanda suffered a massive, spontaneous stroke. “He family, as you might imagine, is going through a lot right now.”
Davis leaves behind her mother and her daughter, LA-based actress Melora Rivera.
Davis had been with CBS46, which is an affiliate station of Inside Edition, since January after retiring from Fox station WAGA in 2012 following a DUI-related arrest.
Davis gave an interview detailing her battle with alcoholism in a 2016 interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
On Sunday, the anchor posted to Facebook about celebrating Christmas after losing a loved one.
Now Davis' friends, family and viewers have her very own words of wisdom to ease the pain as their mourning begins.
“Stay strong, keep praising the Lord,” Davis wrote.
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