Veteran news anchor Amanda Davis dies

29 December, 2017, 01:09 | Author: Raquel Nash
  • Amanda Davis passes away

TV anchor Amanda Davis has passed away at the age of 62, with the Emmy award-winning journalist suffering a fatal stroke on her way to her stepfather's funeral yesterday [27 December].

Davis was in the Atlanta news industry for more than 30 years, starting at WAGA in 1986.

"Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time". "Amanda's companions and associates at CBS 46 are appealing to God for her family".

She wrote about the importance of sharing her story to help others and appreciating second and third chances in a piece for CBS 46.

On Sunday, the anchor posted to Facebook about celebrating Christmas after losing a loved one. It was while Davis was making her way to her father's hometown in Texas that she suffered the stroke.

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- CHAN (@_ulove_chan) May 19, 2016Amanda Davis CBS46 anchor comes clean about her alcoholic addiction. While working at WAGA-TV, she interviewed Barack Obama. "I remember meeting and taking a picture with her when was about 8 or 9 yrs old", recalled one woman on social media.

Amanda was at the on Tuesday when she rushed to the hospital and underwent treatment.

'I wanted to believe that there was still a way they could help me control it, ' she said.

Davis leaves behind her mother and her daughter, LA-based actress Melora Rivera. The anchor struggled with alcoholism while in the public eye, finding herself in a vehicle crash and being arrested for a DUI.

"Saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Atlanta news icon, Amanda Davis", Reed added.

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