Amanda Davis, legendary news anchor, dead after suffering a stroke

Longtime Atlanta news anchor hospitalized

Amanda Davis, legendary news anchor, dead after suffering a stroke

Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist and morning anchor of CB2 46 News Amanda Davis was rushed to the hospital Tuesday night for a medical emergency after waiting to board a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta.

Just last week Davis thanked a friend who had sent her flowers following her stepfather's passing, writing on Twitter: "Thanks to my GF Debbie Turman for the lovely flowers as I grieve over the loss of my pops".

Davis has been television news anchor in Atlanta for more than 25 years. "Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time", CBS 46 wrote online. Amanda was a morning news anchor and noon news anchor for Atlanta's station CBS 46.

She captioned it, "Stay strong, keep praising the Lord ❤️" The comment thread is now filled with expressions of grief about Davis' own death.

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On December 24, Davis posted a Christmas message on Facebook that read, "The first Christmas after you lose someone is hard". It was while Davis was making her way to her father's hometown in Texas that she suffered the stroke.

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. Colleagues expressed sadness about the news on Twitter.

She opened up about her battle with alcohol addiction in 2016 and how treatment helped her. "I remember meeting and taking a picture with her when was about 8 or 9 yrs old", recalled one woman on social media.

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