Longtime Atlanta news anchor hospitalized

Amanda Davis passes away

An award winning veteran TV journalist in Atlanta died suddenly Wednesday after suffering a 'massive spontaneous stroke, ' while waiting to board a flight for her stepfather's funeral.

She had the stroke at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta while on her way to her dad's burial service, the station announced.

Davis, 62, was an anchor at WGCL-TV for almost a year after spending 26 years at WAGA-TV, the newspaper said. Amanda was a morning news anchor and noon news anchor for Atlanta's station CBS 46. She was taken to a hospital and underwent treatment but later died. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her death.

However, Davis returned to work at CBS46 in January of this year, with the company releasing a statement following her death, which read: "Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time".

"Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time", the station said. Amanda attended Clark College in Atlanta and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

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Other details about her death are not clear.

In Davis' last tweet on December 20, she thanked her friend Debbie Turman for sending flowers after the death of her father. She had talked publicly about her struggles with alcohol and depression after her third arrest on DUI charges.

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'Stay strong, keep praising the Lord, ' Davis wrote. We thought she retired then she fought her way through to get back to doing what she loved.

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