Veteran news anchor Amanda Davis dies

CBS 46 News Anchor Amanda Davis Dead At Age 62 After Suffer Massive Stroke 28122017

Amanda Davis, a morning news anchor in Atlanta, died after a massive stroke while waiting for a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Tuesday night, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Veteran Atlanta TV news anchor Amanda Davis was headed to San Antonio to be with family and attend the funeral of her stepfather. She was rushed to a hospital and underwent treatment there before she died Wednesday.

She was en-route to Texas for her step-father's funeral at the time.




Davis' family is "asking for privacy at this hard time".

Atlanta's current mayor, Kasim Reed, recently tweeted out his condolences to her family members in lieu of the tragic news, as well as the loss of one of Atlanta's most recognizable television figures. My thoughts & prayers are w/ her loved ones. Davis was also honored with the Keenan's Kids Foundation Media Award for her work with "Wednesday's Child", a segment on Fox5 dedicated to helping foster children in Atlanta to find families. And she marveled over the three-part series Davis did in 2016 about her alcoholism. She will be missed by many. "You were an Atlanta news staple", Perry said. 'I wanted to believe that there was still a way they could help me control it'. 'She will be remembered for that, for having the strength to persevere and overcome'. During her time as a reporter, Amanda won various awards, including: the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award, Georgia Association of Broadcasters Gabby Award the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Pioneer of the Year Award, and ten Southeast Regional Emmy Awards.

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