Published: Fri, December 29, 2017
Culture | By Henry Herrera

Veteran Atlanta News Anchor Amanda Davis Dead at 62

Veteran Atlanta News Anchor Amanda Davis Dead at 62

Veteran Atlanta TV news anchor Amanda Davis was headed to San Antonio to be with family and attend the funeral of her stepfather.

TV anchor Amanda Davis has passed away at the age of 62, with the Emmy award-winning journalist suffering a fatal stroke on her way to her stepfather's funeral yesterday [27 December].

Amanda was at the on Tuesday when she rushed to the hospital and underwent treatment.

The report said her family was "asking for privacy at this hard time".

She worked at WAGA-TV for 26 years starting in 1986, when it was a CBS affiliate.

Colleagues expressed sadness about the news on Twitter.

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"Rodney Ho wrote for the AJC, "'The CBS46 news team is in shock, ' said Steve Doerr, news director. Said another: "Man... May Amanda Davis rest in power. It's going to be great in the mornings on CBS46".

She "was anchor for WGCL-TV's morning news and noon show". Davis' Georgia driver's license was confiscated and sent to the state.

Davis gave an interview detailing her battle with alcoholism in a 2016 interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She had talked publicly about her struggles with alcohol and depression after her third arrest on DUI charges.

Davis is survived by her mother and daughter.

However, Davis returned to work at CBS46 in January of this year, with the company releasing a statement following her death, which read: "Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time".

Davis had also shared a Facebook post about celebrating Christmas after losing a loved one.

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