Longtime Atlanta news anchor hospitalized

Posted December 29, 2017

How did the well-known anchorwoman die?

The veteran anchor died on Wednesday after enduring a "massive spontaneous stroke", local reports said. Amanda Davis was at the Hartsfield-Jackson International airport in Atlanta on December 26 when she suffered a "massive, spontaneous stroke", according to CBS 46, where she worked.

In a statement, the network said: 'Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time'. "Amanda's friends and colleagues at CBS 46 are praying for her family".

Davis suffered a sudden stroke while waiting to board a flight to her stepfather's funeral in Texas on Wednesday. " On Tuesday, while on her way to celebrate his life, Davis suffered a stroke".

Her death drew reaction from some of the city's most prominent people.

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

Davis had been a television staple in the city for more than 30 years, serving as a morning anchor at CBS46 News after spending 26 years at WAGA.

The award-winning journalist was on her way to her stepfather's funeral. Amanda left WAGA-TV in 2013 after a DUI arrest in 2012. She had spoken candidly about her battles with alcoholism, the newspaper recalled. She talked about her struggles with alcoholism in 2016 with the newspaper, saying that she attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings two to three times a week and saw a psychiatrist.

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

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