Veteran Atlanta News Anchor Amanda Davis Passes Away After Stroke

Veteran Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis passed away Wednesday (December 27) after suffering from a massive spontaneous stroke. According to USA Today, Davis died on Wednesday after suffering a stroke at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday. It is reported that Davis was traveling to San Antonio following the death of her step-father.

“Her family is asking for privacy at this difficult time.” CBS 46 wrote online. “Amanda’s friends and colleagues at CBS 46 are praying for her family.”

Amanda Davis, who was a television news anchor for over 25 years, was an anchor for WGCL-TV’s morning news and afternoon show. The Emmy-winning journalist was also a reporter and anchor for Atlanta’s Fox affiliate, WAGA-TV. In recent years, Davis spoke publicly about her struggle with alcohol and depression following a DUI arrest in 2016.

News of Davis’s death drew several reactions from Atlanta’s most prominent people and Atlanta natives.

Rest in Peace Amanda Davis!

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