Veteran anchor Amanda Davis dies after massive stroke

Veteran anchor Amanda Davis dies after massive stroke

Darren Sullivan
December 29, 2017

The entire family at CBS46 is mourning the loss of morning show anchor Amanda Davis, who passed away after suffering a stroke at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta.

The award-winning journalist was on her way to her stepfather's funeral. Davis was a fixture on television screens in Atlanta, Georgia for more than two decades.

Davis is survived by her mother and daughter.

"During the 11 p.m. CBS46 newscast, anchor Sharon Reed said she had nothing but respect for her, lauding her authenticity".

We want to send our thoughts and prayers to Amanda, her family and the entire CBS46 team.

Davis retired from WAGA-TV in 2012 after a driving under the influence-related arrest, according to the Journal-Constitution. She had spoken candidly about her battles with alcoholism, the newspaper recalled.

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The city's mayor-elect, Keisha Lance Bottoms, also tweeted her condolences: "Such a lovely person, inside & out", Bottoms wrote. "After arrests for driving under the influence, Davis did a three-part series a year ago revealing her alcoholism for the first time and her road to recovery".

On Sunday, the anchor posted to Facebook about celebrating Christmas after losing a loved one.

They said: 'Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time.

"'I'm glad she was able to make the comeback she did, ' said former 11Alive anchor Brenda Wood".

Davis was in the Atlanta news industry for more than 30 years, starting at WAGA in 1986.

"I was saddened to hear about the passing of Amanda Davis. I remember meeting and taking a picture with her when was about 8 or 9 yrs old", recalled one woman on social media.