Veteran Atlanta News Anchor Amanda Davis Dead at 62

Veteran Atlanta News Anchor Amanda Davis Dead at 62

Veteran Atlanta News Anchor Amanda Davis Dead at 62

Amanda Davis a veteran Atlanta CBS46 morning anchor has died after suffering a 'massive spontaneous stroke' while en route to her stepfather's funeral.

At the time of her feature, Davis had been plagued by a series of DUI arrests, claiming difficulties with a past relationship saw her slowly transforming from a "social drinker" to someone with a genuine disorder.

He said her colleagues were still struggling to deal with the news on Thursday.

The Atlanta community is mourning the loss of a beloved news anchor, Amanda Davis, who tragically died at the age of 62 on December 27.

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Davis was heading to San Antonio after the death of father when she suffered the stroke, a family friend said. Davis was a fixture on television screens in Atlanta, Georgia for more than two decades.

Just last week Davis thanked a friend who had sent her flowers following her stepfather's passing, writing on Twitter: "Thanks to my GF Debbie Turman for the lovely flowers as I grieve over the loss of my pops". 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 gave an interview detailing her battle with alcoholism in a 2016 interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Amanda Davis persevered through it all, despite the dark time she knew her goal and it was her passion". She started with WAGA in 1986 and retired from the station in 2013. "Grew up with Amanda Davis". Also not clear is whether Davis may have at any point relapsed during her road to sobriety.

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