Longtime Atlanta news anchor hospitalized

Award-winning TV journalist Amanda Davis dies from a stroke on the way to a funeral

TV anchor Amanda Davis has died after a sudden stroke

Amanda Davis was at the Hartsfield-Jackson International airport in Atlanta on December 26 when she suffered a "massive, spontaneous stroke", according to CBS 46, where she worked.

Davis was waiting to board her flight to Texas when she suffered the sudden stroke, with medics unable to save her. Before taking the job, she worked at WAGA-TV in Atlanta for 26 years.

The broadcast journalist and morning anchor of CBS 46 News whose career spanned more than 30 years passed away earlier this week at 62. The station reported Davis suffered a stroke and was rushed to the hospital. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her death.

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Davis was at the airport because she was "headed to San Antonio following the death of her father, when the medical episode happened", according to 9News.

They said: 'Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time.

Davis, a popular face in Atlanta news, wasn't shy about sharing her story of overcoming the odds. Davis was a fixture on television screens in Atlanta, Georgia for more than two decades.

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Davis gave an interview detailing her battle with alcoholism in a 2016 interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Colleagues expressed sadness about the news on Twitter.

'Stay strong, keep praising the Lord, ' Davis wrote. The anchor struggled with alcoholism while in the public eye, finding herself in a vehicle crash and being arrested for a DUI. She became a main anchor five years later, according to FOX5, but retired from the station in 2013.

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