Veteran Atlanta News Anchor Amanda Davis Dead at 62

Veteran Atlanta News Anchor Amanda Davis Dead at 62

TV anchor Amanda Davis has died at the age of 62 after suffering a stroke.

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

Just last week she shared a photo on Twitter of a bouquet of flowers she had been sent in the wake of her stepfather's death.

The veteran anchor worked at Fox5 Atlanta for 26 years and retired in 2013.

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Several people across the country have sounded off on social media, offering condolences and sharing memories of the beloved anchor.

During her career, Davis has won multiple Southeast Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award.

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. On the air, she said, "I am an alcoholic" - but she was so very much more.

Ho also wrote, "Davis was off the air for more than three years when CBS46 gave her another shot a year ago to anchor again".

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Saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Atlanta news icon, Amanda Davis.

A statement on the station's website earlier in the evening stated "family is asking for privacy at this hard time".

What happened to Amanda Davis? "After arrests for driving under the influence, Davis did a three-part series a year ago revealing her alcoholism for the first time and her road to recovery". "I'm here to say I fell down, hard, but I got back up". Amanda attended Clark College in Atlanta and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She also helped launch a segment titled Wednesday's Child, which helped find Atlanta children find permanent homes.

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