Veteran anchor Amanda Davis dies after massive stroke

Amanda Davis, an icon in Atlanta broadcast news, died Tuesday while en route to her stepfather's funeral. According to reports by CBS 46, Davis was at the Atlanta airport when she suffered the stroke. While waiting for the flight, she suffered the stroke and was rushed to the hospital.

AJC reported Davis posting on Twitter last week that her "pops" had died and his funeral was on Wednesday.

The station says her family is "asking for privacy at this hard time".

Davis was arrested twice after that, once in June 2015 before making her debut on CBS 46's "Just a Minute", and once in December 2016 for driving under a suspended licence.

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Davis was a news anchor in Atlanta for more than 30 years and previously worked at FOX5 Atlanta, where she helped launch 'Good Day Atlanta' in 1992. She wrote on Facebook on Christmas Eve about how hard it is to get through the holidays after losing a loved one saying, "Stay strong, keep praising the Lord. She will truly be missed".

She "was anchor for WGCL-TV's morning news and noon show".

"I feel whole again, ready to see what life has in store for me next", she said. "You were an Atlanta news staple", Perry said. She had spoken candidly about her battles with alcoholism, the newspaper recalled. She was later cleared of the charge by a Fulton County judge, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Davis had been with CBS 46, which is an affiliate station of Inside Edition, since January after retiring from Fox station WAGA in 2012 following a DUI-related arrest. The anchor struggled with alcoholism while in the public eye, finding herself in a auto crash and being arrested for a DUI.

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