Longtime Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis dies after suffering stroke

Erica Roy
December 29, 2017

She was reportedly at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when she suffered a massive spontaneous stroke.

The Emmy-winning journalist was known for her work for Atlanta's Fox affiliate WAGA-TV, where she worked for 26 years.

"Her family is requesting security at this troublesome time", CBS 46 posted on the web.

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. She wrote on Facebook on Christmas Eve about how hard it is to get through the holidays after losing a loved one saying, "Stay strong, keep praising the Lord".

Davis was at the airport because she was "headed to San Antonio following the death of her father, when the medical episode happened", according to 9News.

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She opened up about her battle with alcohol addiction in 2016 and how treatment helped her.

Davis is survived by her mother and daughter, Hollywood writer Melora Rivera.

"Saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Atlanta news icon, Amanda Davis", Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed tweeted Wednesday night.

- CHAN (@_ulove_chan) May 19, 2016Amanda Davis CBS46 anchor comes clean about her alcoholic addiction. She started with WAGA in 1986 and retired from the station in 2013. Thank you! Wednesday's Child is forever.

Many people in Atlanta had grown up with Davis on their television screens. "I remember meeting and taking a picture with her when was about 8 or 9 yrs old", recalled one woman on social media. I grew up watching her. On Wednesday, she passed away.

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