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Amanda Davis, legendary news anchor, dead after suffering a stroke

29 December 2017

Davis, morning news anchor at CBS affiliate WGCL-TV, died Wednesday, a day after suffering a stroke while waiting for a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to the station, known locally as CBS46. The station reported Davis suffered a stroke and was rushed to the hospital.

As news of Davis' death spread, people offered tributes on Twitter. Understandably, Amanda's family is asking for "privacy at this hard time". "Amanda's companions and associates at CBS 46 are appealing to God for her family". Before taking the job, she worked at WAGA-TV in Atlanta for 26 years.

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.

She had recently written about her father's death on Twitter.

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"During the 11 p.m. CBS46 newscast, anchor Sharon Reed said she had nothing but respect for her, lauding her authenticity". She had talked publicly about her struggles with alcohol and depression after her third arrest on DUI charges. Amanda attended Clark College in Atlanta and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

On December 24, Davis posted a Christmas message on Facebook that read, "The first Christmas after you lose someone is hard".

Ho also wrote, "Davis was off the air for more than three years when CBS46 gave her another shot a year ago to anchor again".

What happened to Amanda Davis? 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.

Amanda Davis, legendary news anchor, dead after suffering a stroke