Amanda Davis, legendary news anchor, dead after suffering a stroke

Jay Jacobs
December 29, 2017

According to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Davis was at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday when she suffered a massive stroke.

Davis had been a presence on Atlanta TV news for more than 25 years.

"Her family is requesting security at this troublesome time", CBS 46 posted on the web. Amanda Davis, a good friend who made it through bad times, rebuilt her life and career with a determination I've never seen.

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'. She wrote on Facebook on Christmas Eve about how hard it is to get through the holidays after losing a loved one saying, "Stay strong, keep praising the Lord". It was while Davis was making her way to her father's hometown in Texas that she suffered the stroke. While working at WAGA-TV, she interviewed Barack Obama.

She opened up about her battle with alcohol addiction in 2016 and how treatment helped her.

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Amanda Davis won an Emmy for her journalism skill. On Wednesday, she passed away.

The station says Davis was surrounded by family when she died.

'I wanted to believe that there was still a way they could help me control it, ' she said.

Davis had been with CBS 46, which is an affiliate station of Inside Edition, since January after retiring from Fox station WAGA in 2012 following a DUI-related arrest.

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