Longtime Atlanta news anchor dies after suffering massive stroke

Longtime Atlanta news anchor dies after suffering massive stroke

Veteran Atlanta TV news anchor Amanda Davis was headed to San Antonio to be with family and attend the funeral of her stepfather. Amanda Davis was at the Hartsfield-Jackson International airport in Atlanta on December 26 when she suffered a "massive, spontaneous stroke", according to CBS 46, where she worked.

Just last week she shared a photo on Twitter of a bouquet of flowers she had been sent in the wake of her stepfather's death.

Davis was a news anchor in Atlanta for more than 30 years and previously worked at FOX5 Atlanta, where she helped launch 'Good Day Atlanta' in 1992. "Our thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones during this hard time". In 2012, she joined CBS 46 (WGCL-TV) to continue delivering the news.

Davis leaves behind her mother and her daughter, LA-based actress Melora Rivera.

CBS46 morning news anchor Amanda Davis has suffered a massive spontaneous stroke. " On Tuesday, while on her way to celebrate his life, Davis suffered a stroke".

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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. We thought she retired then she fought her way through to get back to doing what she loved.

'Stay strong, keep praising the Lord, ' Davis wrote. "Grew up with Amanda Davis".

Her colleages also posted tributes to her on social media.

Davis passed away in hospital at 9.30pm local time, surrounded by family.

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