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Veteran Atlanta TV Anchor Amanda Davis Dies Following Massive Stroke

Veteran Atlanta TV Anchor Amanda Davis Dies Following Massive Stroke

 

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Amanda Davis worked as a news anchor in Atlanta for more than three decades.

The broadcast journalist and morning anchor of CBS 46 News whose career spanned more than 30 years passed away earlier this week at 62.

Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist and morning anchor of CB2 46 News Amanda Davis was rushed to the hospital Tuesday night for a medical emergency after waiting to board a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta.

The veteran anchor died on Wednesday after enduring a “massive spontaneous stroke,” local reports said.

She was en-route to Texas for her step-father’s funeral at the time.

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The beloved anchor’s colleagues, peers, and viewers expressed their condolences online:

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. “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.”

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Davis previously worked at FOX5 Atlanta, where she helped launch Good Day Atlanta in 1992, then became a main anchor five years later, retiring from the station in 2013.

 



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