Veteran Atlanta News Anchor Amanda Davis Dead at 62

Rosalie Gross
December 29, 2017

She was an anchor for CBS 46 and often anchored the morning and midday news.

Amanda Davis, a news anchor for Atlanta's WGCL-TV, has passed away after suffering a massive stroke at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday. She was traveling to attend her father's funeral in Texas. She was rushed to a hospital and underwent treatment there before she died Wednesday.

These messages of love and admiration for the CBS 46 anchor are public and available for the people who love and mourn her to reflect on during this hard time.

"Saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Atlanta news icon, Amanda Davis", Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed tweeted Wednesday night.

Davis had been a television staple in the city for more than 30 years, serving as a morning anchor at CBS46 News after spending 26 years at WAGA.

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In recent years, she had talked publicly about her struggles with alcohol and depression after her third arrest on DUI charges, and did an in-depth series about her alcoholism in 2016.

Davis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Clark College and was the mother of one daughter, WGCL said.

She also posted about "staying strong" over the Christmas period following the loss of her beloved parent.

The Emmy-award winning journalist has spoken openly about her battle with alcoholism in the past in a frank interview with The Atlanta Journal Constitution. "I remember meeting and taking a picture with her when was about 8 or 9 yrs old", recalled one woman on social media. On Wednesday, according to USA Today, she passed away surrounded by family members.

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