Amanda Davis, Anchor in Atlanta Killed by Stroke at Airport


TV anchor Amanda Davis has died at the age of 62 after suffering a stroke.

It wasn't immediately understood to what degree Davis' death may have been attributable to her drinking problem and what health woes her addiction may have caused. The station announced her honors incorporated the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award, 10 Southeast Regional Emmy Awards, Georgia Association of Broadcasters Gabby Award and the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Pioneer of the Year Award. While waiting for the flight, she suffered the stroke and was rushed to the hospital.

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.

Veteran Atlanta television news anchor Amanda Davis, whose achievements included launching a segment encouraging foster children adoptions and an in-depth series about her alcoholism, has died. Colleagues expressed sadness about the news on Twitter.

Davis' family is "asking for privacy at this hard time", the station reported. She talked about her struggles with alcoholism in 2016 with the newspaper, saying that she attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings two to three times a week and saw a psychiatrist.

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

Spencer also sent his condolences to Davis' only daughter, Melora. 'I wanted to believe that there was still a way they could help me control it'. "I remember meeting and taking a picture with her when was about 8 or 9 yrs old", recalled one woman on social media.