Veteran Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis dies after stroke


ATLANTA-Veteran Atlanta television news anchor Amanda Davis, whose achievements included launching a segment encouraging foster children adoptions and an in-depth series about her alcoholism, has died.

"Amanda was at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Tuesday when she rushed to the hospital and underwent treatment".

AJC reported Davis posting on Twitter last week that her "pops" had died and his funeral was on Wednesday. She wrote on Facebook on Christmas Eve about how hard it is to get through the holidays after losing a loved one saying, "Stay strong, keep praising the Lord". On Wednesday, according to USA Today, she passed away surrounded by family members.

Davis is survived by her mother and daughter, Hollywood writer Melora Rivera.

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"Saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Atlanta news icon, Amanda Davis", Reed added. "She will truly be missed". "Our thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones during this hard time". 'No one saw this coming'. Wood, Monica Pearson and Davis were "sisters in the biz" and said she was heartbroken. On the air, she said, "I am an alcoholic" - but she was so very much more. 'She will be remembered for that, for having the strength to persevere and overcome'.

Davis, who had been a television anchor in Atlanta for more than 25 years, was anchor for WGCL-TV's morning news and noon show. She started with WAGA in 1986 and retired from the station in 2013.

At CBS46, Davis helped launch Good Day Atlanta as a host in 1992 before going to evenings, and a regular segment called Wednesday's Child, which highlights foster children to be adopted each week, the Journal-Constitution reported. The anchor struggled with alcoholism while in the public eye, finding herself in a vehicle crash and being arrested for a DUI.