Amanda Davis, veteran Atlanta news anchor, dead at 62 after stroke

29 December, 2017, 01:09 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • Amanda Davis died Wednesday at the age of 62

Matters came to fore when Davis had a "medical emergency" at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Tuesday morning.

An award winning veteran TV journalist in Atlanta died suddenly Wednesday after suffering a 'massive spontaneous stroke, ' while waiting to board a flight for her stepfather's funeral. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her death.

Davis has been television news anchor in Atlanta for more than 25 years.

Davis' family is "asking for privacy at this hard time", the station reported. "Amanda's companions and associates at CBS 46 are appealing to God for her family".

Former colleague and co-anchor at Fox5, Russ Spencer, who worked with her for 15 years, shared on social media: 'Amanda Davis has gone to be with God, leaving us - leaving me - shocked and heartbroken by the suddenness of her passing'.

Amanda Davis had worked as an anchor in TV news since the 1980s
Amanda Davis had worked as an anchor in TV news since the 1980s

On December 24, Davis posted a Christmas message on Facebook that read, "The first Christmas after you lose someone is hard".

Davis was on her way to San Antonio, Texas to attend her father's funeral. She also opened up about her romantic life and why she was not married, explaining that a failed engagement had helped spark her alcoholism and depression.

Davis is survived by her mother and daughter.

"Stay strong, keep praising the Lord", Davis wrote. On Wednesday, she passed away. She would die within hours. On the air, she said, "I am an alcoholic" - but she was so very much more.

Davis joined CBS46 as a morning anchor in January.


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