Veteran Atlanta TV Anchor Amanda Davis Dies Following Massive Stroke

Amanda Davis

An award winning veteran TV journalist in Atlanta died suddenly Wednesday after suffering a 'massive spontaneous stroke, ' while waiting to board a flight for her stepfather's funeral.

Amanda Davis, 62, was at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when she suffered the stroke.

Davis, 62, was an anchor at WGCL-TV for almost a year after spending 26 years at WAGA-TV, the newspaper said. In 2012, she joined CBS 46 (WGCL-TV) to continue delivering the news.

In 2016, Davis opened up about her battles with alcohol addiction in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and talked about how treatment helped her push through.

In a statement, the network said: 'Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time'.

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

Davis was on her way to San Antonio, Texas to attend her father's funeral.

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

Davis had been a presence on Atlanta TV news for more than 25 years.

On Sunday, the anchor posted to Facebook about celebrating Christmas after losing a loved one. The anchor struggled with alcoholism while in the public eye, finding herself in a auto crash and being arrested for a DUI. Colleagues expressed sadness about the news on Twitter.

"Stay strong, keep praising the Lord", Davis wrote. She became a main anchor five years later, according to FOX5, but retired from the station in 2013.

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