Veteran Atlanta TV Anchor Amanda Davis Dies Following Massive Stroke

Award-winning TV journalist Amanda Davis dies from a stroke on the way to a funeral

Award-winning TV journalist Amanda Davis dies from a stroke on the way to a funeral

On Sunday, the anchor posted to Facebook about celebrating Christmas after losing a loved one.

She was en-route to Texas for her step-father's funeral at the time.

Davis, 62, was an anchor at WGCL-TV for almost a year after spending 26 years at WAGA-TV, the newspaper said. Amanda Davis, a good friend who made it through bad times, rebuilt her life and career with a determination I've never seen.

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].

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

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Davis, a popular face in Atlanta news, wasn't shy about sharing her story of overcoming the odds.

Davis gave an interview detailing her battle with alcoholism in a 2016 interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. On the air, she said, "I am an alcoholic" - but she was so very much more. And that's the key, I've learned no matter what, nothing is insurmountable.

Davis leaves behind a daughter and a large number of fans and supporters, including Atlanta favorites Tyler Perry and Mayor Kasim Reed. "You were an Atlanta news staple", Perry said.

Davis had been with CBS 46, which is an affiliate station of Inside Edition, since January after retiring from Fox station WAGA in 2012 following a DUI-related arrest.

Davis' family is "asking for privacy at this hard time".

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