Veteran Atlanta News Anchor, Amanda Davies dies after suffering a stroke
Tv Anchor, Amanda Davis, 62, has died after suffering a stroke.
Davis suffered a ‘massive spontaneous stroke’ at the airport while waiting to board a flight to her stepfather’s funeral. She passed away the next day at the hospital.
Amanda Davis has worked as an anchor in Atlanta for over 30 years and previously worked at WAGA-TV for 26 years, where she helped launch Good Day Atlanta in 1992, and retired in 2013.
She was also at CBS46 as an early morning anchor, which she joined in January. They paid tribute to her while stating that, ‘Her family is asking for privacy at this difficult time. Amanda friends and colleagues at CBS 46 are praying for her family.’
Today we're taking the time to remember a member of our family, #AmandaDavis, who tragically passed away after suffering a stroke on Tuesday. If you have a favorite memory, please share them with us. pic.twitter.com/WhZ5zJ6kkb
— CBS46 (@cbs46) December 28, 2017
Other Colleagues have also shared their condolences and paid tribute to the veteran anchor.
— Jeremy Campbell (@Jeremy11alive) December 28, 2017
Sisters in the biz. Competitors yet friends. Here at my retirement party. Amanda was beautiful inside and out. pic.twitter.com/sioS96zjHF
— Brenda Wood (@BrendaWoodWXIA) December 28, 2017
RIP Amanda Davis. Our dear colleague passed away minutes ago. She was surrounded by her family and friends…. https://t.co/msLgRF3jWH
— Sharon Reed (@SharonReedCBS46) December 28, 2017
In recent years, Davis opened up about her battle and struggle with alcohol and depression, and how treatment has helped her, after her third arrest on DUI charges, and did an in-depth series about her alcoholism in 2016.
“It felt good,” she said about her treatment program. “I had learned a lot and gotten to the underlying issue for the drinking and my depression, which was the loss of that relationship. I was wallowing in that grief and drinking to feel better.”
Just last week, the mother of one tweeted, thanking her friend for her support during the loss of her stepfather.
Thanks to my GF Debbie Turman for the lovely flowers as I️ grieve over the loss of my Pops❤️. His funeral is the 27th pic.twitter.com/TrZT3wxcZA
— Amanda Davis (@AmandaCBS46) December 20, 2017
Davis is survived by her mother and daughter. We send lots of love and strength to bear their loss.