Veteran Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis dies after stroke


This Sept. 20, 2017, file photo shows news anchor Amanda Davis at Hurricane Harvey Benefit Relief Concert at City Winery in Atlanta, Georgia. The veteran anchor died Wednesday after a stroke. (Paras Griffin/Getty Images, File)

ATLANTA (AP) – Veteran Atlanta television news anchor Amanda Davis has died after a stroke.

WGCL-TV reports that Davis, the station’s morning news anchor, died Wednesday night. The CBS affiliate says she had a stroke Tuesday while waiting for a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and was rushed to a hospital.

The station says her family is “asking for privacy at this difficult time.” Colleagues expressed sadness about the news on Twitter.

Davis had been a presence on Atlanta TV news for more than 25 years. She had talked publicly about her struggles with alcohol and depression after her third arrest on DUI charges.


Information from: WGCL-TV,

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