Amanda Davis, legendary news anchor, dead after suffering a stroke

Amanda Davis, legendary news anchor, dead after suffering a stroke

Amanda Davis, legendary news anchor, dead after suffering a stroke

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.

Her death drew reaction from some of the city's most prominent people. Davis was a fixture on television screens in Atlanta, Georgia for more than two decades.

Davis is survived by her mother and daughter, Hollywood writer Melora Rivera. The station reported Davis suffered a stroke and was rushed to the hospital.

She "was anchor for WGCL-TV's morning news and noon show".

She was arrested and charged with DUI after driving the wrong way on Piedmont Avenue in Midtown Atlanta in 2012 while she was at WAGA. A statement on the station's website said Davis' "family is asking for privacy at this hard time". And she marveled over the three-part series Davis did in 2016 about her alcoholism. Amanda has been open about her struggle with alcoholism. On Sunday, she posted a message on her Facebook about celebrating Christmas after losing him. Also not clear is whether Davis may have at any point relapsed during her road to sobriety.

"I feel whole again, ready to see what life has in store for me next", she said.

Saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Atlanta news icon, Amanda Davis. We thought she retired then she fought her way through to get back to doing what she loved. "Amanda Davis persevered through it all, despite the dark time she knew her objective and it was her passion". She also helped launch a segment titled Wednesday's Child, which helped find Atlanta children find permanent homes.

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