Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis dies after stroke

Tomas Mccoy
December 29, 2017

Davis suffered a sudden stroke while waiting to board a flight to her stepfather's funeral in Texas on Wednesday.

A longtime news anchor in Atlanta died after suffering a massive stroke on Tuesday night, WGCL-TV reports.

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 had worked at CBS46 after moving there from WAGA-TV.

"Her family is requesting security at this troublesome time", CBS 46 posted on the web.


The broadcast journalist and morning anchor of CBS 46 News whose career spanned more than 30 years passed away earlier this week at 62.

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. Amanda has been open about her struggle with alcoholism. She started with WAGA in 1986 and retired from the station in 2013. She also helped launch a segment titled Wednesday's Child, which helped find Atlanta children find permanent homes.

She wrote: 'Stay strong, keep praising the Lord'. "So sad to hear she has passed". 'I wanted to believe that there was still a way they could help me control it'.

In Davis' last tweet on December 20, she thanked her friend Debbie Turman for sending flowers after the death of her father.

Davis joined CBS46 as a morning anchor in January. She was taken to a hospital and underwent treatment but later died.

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