CBS46 anchor Amanda Davis, 62, has died from ‘massive stroke’

Posted Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

CBS46 morning anchor Amanda Davis suffered a stroke Tuesday night and is hospitalized, according to news director Steve Doerr.

UPDATE: On Wednesday evening, she passed away, Doerr confirmed. She was 62. Reaction from past and present colleagues including Paul Ossmann, Russ Spencer and Ken Cook are included here. 

“She suffered a spontaneous massive stroke while waiting for a flight to go to San Antonio,” said Doerr, who cut short his vacation in New England and flew back to Atlanta today to see her at the hospital. Davis was about to attend the funeral of her stepfather in San Antonio.

He said Davis is still alive and being evaluated. “Her family is with her,” said anchor Sharon Reed on CBS46’s 5 p.m. newscast. “As you might imagine, they’re going through an incredible ordeal right now. We’re praying with them. Her family has asked for privacy. We certainly love Amanda and… we do want to let yo know we’ll do our very best to keep you updated on her condition per her family’s wishes.”

Doerr didn’t identify which hospital she is staying.

Davis joined CBS46 as a morning anchor in January. The Clark -Atlanta University graduate and Emmy-winning journalist spent 26 years at WAGA-TV, currently a Fox affiliate. Following a DUI-related arrest in 2012, she retired from that station a few months later. She aired a three-part series in 2016 on CBS46 about her battle with alcoholism.

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PDPDP8
PDPDP8

So sad after getting her career back on track. Always of a fan of her news reporting.

Between jobs Amanda and her Mom frequently ate breakfast at Tucker’s Mathews restaurant. It was there one morning a fellow walked by Amanda and her mother and tripped and his tray of foot and hot coffee flew all over Amanda. She was covered in hot coffee from the waist down. The guy apologized and Amanda showed so much class at not getting mad but told the guy to “not worry about it....I’ll survive and smiled at the guy.”

What a class lady....been a fan of her’s ever since. The Atlanta metro area was lucky to have such a professional and class lady.

RoadScholar
RoadScholar

So sad since she had gotten her life back on track. Her positive energy will be missed. RIP

SWAT_Native
SWAT_Native

I loved Amanda.! I was so happy for her that she made her comeback, and watched her every morning. I’m so sorry for her loss.

Jacquelyn Lovett
Jacquelyn Lovett

My Prayers are with her family. RIP Amanda you will be miss.

rosiez
rosiez

Wishing Ms. Davis the best.  Strokes are difficult to fully overcome and I'm hoping for a positive outcome.

RTPIV
RTPIV

Thoughts and prayers are with Amanda and family.

mamanelle5
mamanelle5

We're all thinking about you, and prayers are with you.