Longtime Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis dies after suffering stroke

29 December, 2017, 01:07 | Author: Julian Swanson
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Amanda Davis, 62, was at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when she suffered the stroke.

Channel 2 Action News has learned that a longtime Atlanta news anchor died Wednesday after suffering a massive spontaneous stroke.

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, 62, was an anchor at WGCL-TV for almost a year after spending 26 years at WAGA-TV, the newspaper said. "Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time", CBS 46 wrote online. She was an anchor for CBS 46 and often anchored the morning and midday news.

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

She wrote: 'Stay strong, keep praising the Lord'.

Davis is survived by her mother and daughter, Hollywood writer Melora Rivera. She also helped launch a segment titled Wednesday's Child, which helped find Atlanta children find permanent homes. On Wednesday, she passed away. She was rushed to the hospital where she is undergoing treatment. 'I wanted to believe that there was still a way they could help me control it'.

Davis joined CBS46 as a morning anchor in January. She talked about her struggles with alcoholism in 2016 with the newspaper, saying that she attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings two to three times a week and saw a psychiatrist.

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