Veteran TV anchor Amanda Davis dies following massive stroke

Veteran Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis died Wednesday night, according to CBS 46. She was 62.

Davis suffered a massive stroke Tuesday while waiting to board a flight at the Atlanta airport, the station reported.

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

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The Emmy-award winning journalist joined CBS 46 as a morning anchor in January after spending 26 years at WAGA-TV. Davis retired from WAGA in 2012 following a DUI-related arrest. In 2016, Davis opened up about her battle with alcoholism in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Davis was planning to fly to Texas for her step-father’s funeral when she suffered a stroke, according to CBS. On Sunday, she posted a message on her Facebook about celebrating Christmas after losing a loved on.

“Stay strong, keep praising the Lord,” Davis wrote.

She is survived by her mother and daughter.

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Funeral information: The family of Amanda Davis plans a public viewing of her body at Gregory B. Levett Funeral Home in Decatur at 4347 Flat Shoals Parkway Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Directions here.) No other information has been announced.