By: WTB BLOGGER
A longtime, people favorite news anchor metro Atlanta residents have spent decades watching delivering the day’s headlines has died a day after suffering a “massive, spontaneous” stroke, the local broadcast station said.
Amanda Davis, 62, was at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when she suffered the stroke. She was taken to a hospital and underwent treatment but later passed away.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Clark Atlanta University and has one daughter. She is also the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Edward R. Murrow Award, nearly a dozen Southeast Regional Emmys, Georgia Association of Broadcasters Gabby Award and the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Pioneer of the Year Award, CBS 46 notes.
Davis, anchors during the CBS 46 Morning News and CBS 46 News at Noon shows. Before joining the station, she spent 26 years at FOX-affiliate WAGA
Davis was heading to San Antonio after the death of father when she suffered the stroke, a family friend said.
Davis was in the Atlanta news industry for more than 30 years, starting at WAGA in 1986.
“Her family is asking for privacy at this difficult time,” the station said. “Amanda’s friends and colleagues at CBS 46 are praying for her family.”
The @cbs46 Morning News team gives a heartfelt goodbye to #AmandaDavis, who passed away after suffering a stroke at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, MORE on her passing: https://t.co/sFTLpDvmjz pic.twitter.com/5xq0YJsJdI
— CBS46 (@cbs46) December 28, 2017
Davis is survived by her mother and daughter. RIP Ms. Davis