Longtime Atlanta news anchor hospitalized

Amanda Davis, a morning news anchor in Atlanta, died after a massive stroke while waiting for a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Tuesday night, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Davis was on her way to Texas for her stepfather's funeral when she suffered the stroke, according to CBS.

Davis is now an anchor at WGCL.

The star had worked at Fox5 Atlanta for 26 years, retiring in 2013.

We want to send our thoughts and prayers to Amanda, her family and the entire CBS46 team.

Amanda Davis won an Emmy for her journalism skill. "Davis retired from WAGA in 2012 following a DUI-related arrest". And she marveled over the three-part series Davis did in 2016 about her alcoholism. "After arrests for driving under the influence, Davis did a three-part series previous year revealing her alcoholism for the first time and her road to recovery". She does leave behind a daughter.

Davis had also shared a Facebook post about celebrating Christmas after losing a loved one. Colleagues expressed sadness about the news on Twitter.

The city's mayor-elect, Keisha Lance Bottoms, also tweeted her condolences: "Such a handsome person, inside & out", Bottoms wrote. "I'm here to say I fell down, hard, but I got back up". "Amanda Davis persevered through it all, despite the dark time she knew her goal and it was her passion". Thank you! Wednesday's Child is forever. "Grew up with Amanda Davis". She also helped launch a segment titled Wednesday's Child, which helped find Atlanta children find permanent homes. I grew up watching her.

Davis passed away in hospital at 9.30pm local time, surrounded by family.

  • Kyle Peterson