Beloved Atlanta TV Anchor Dies of Stroke While at Airport

Amanda Davis

CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reports that Davis, the station's morning news anchor, died Wednesday night.

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

Davis worked as a news anchor in Atlanta for more than three decades.

The station says Davis was surrounded by family when she died. She was on her way to Texas after the death of her stepfather.

However, Davis returned to work at CBS46 in January of this year, with the company releasing a statement following her death, which read: "Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time".

Davis' family is "asking for privacy at this hard time", the station reported.

Davis had retired in 2013 from Fox5 Atlanta, following a very public DUI arrest, according to the Atlanta Constitution Journal. Amanda attended Clark College in Atlanta and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

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

Davis had also shared a Facebook post about celebrating Christmas after losing a loved one.

It wasn't immediately understood to what degree Davis' death may have been attributable to her drinking problem and what health woes her addiction may have caused. Colleagues expressed sadness about the news on Twitter.

She wrote: 'Stay strong, keep praising the Lord'. While working at WAGA-TV, she interviewed Barack Obama. Amanda has been open about her struggle with alcoholism.

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