Veteran Atlanta TV Anchor Amanda Davis Dies Following Massive Stroke
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.
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
The beloved anchor’s colleagues, peers, and viewers expressed their condolences online:
The @cbs46 Morning News team gives a heartfelt goodbye to #AmandaDavis, who passed away after suffering a stroke at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, MORE on her passing: https://t.co/sFTLpDvmjz pic.twitter.com/5xq0YJsJdI
— CBS46 (@cbs46) 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
Saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Atlanta news icon, Amanda Davis. Our thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones during this difficult time. She will truly be missed.
— Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) December 28, 2017
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.”
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.