Veteran anchor Amanda Davis dies after massive stroke

Amanda Davis

Amanda Davis

Davis, 62, died around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday after suffering a stroke at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday, WGCL-TV reported.

Amanda Davis was at the Atlanta airport Tuesday when she was rushed to the hospital and underwent treatment, according to CBS46. The Emmy Award-winning anchor was scheduled to fly to Texas for her step-father's funeral when she suffered the stroke, the Journal-Constitution noted.

Davis had a long and prosperous career as an Atlanta news anchor for 25 years, becoming a familiar face on WGCL-TV's morning news and noon show.

A statement on the station's website earlier in the evening stated "family is asking for privacy at this hard time". "Amanda's companions and associates at CBS 46 are appealing to God for her family".

Davis is survived by her mother and daughter. We thought she retired then she fought her way through to get back to doing what she loved.

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

"Saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Atlanta news icon, Amanda Davis", Reed added. "She will truly be missed". 'I wanted to believe that there was still a way they could help me control it'. "Her passion for local news is unmatched", said CBS46 news director Frank Volpicella, at the time of her joining the network in 2016. It's uncertain which family member's funeral she had planned to attend.

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".

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