Veteran Atlanta TV anchor Amanda Davis dies after stroke

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Amanda was at the on Tuesday when she rushed to the hospital and underwent treatment. Understandably, Amanda's family is asking for "privacy at this hard time". "Amanda's friends and colleagues at CBS 46 are praying for her family", the station reported in a brief statement on its website.

Amanda Davis had been a staple in Atlanta journalism for decades.

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.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed expressed his thoughts via tweet: "Saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Atlanta news icon, Amanda Davis".

Davis said then: "I'm excited about the opportunity CBS46 has opened up for me, allowing me to join a stellar team of broadcasters on the morning show".

The veteran anchor worked at Fox5 Atlanta for 26 years and retired in 2013. "It's going to be great in the mornings on CBS46". While working at WAGA-TV, she interviewed Barack Obama. Davis' Georgia driver's license was confiscated and sent to the state. And she marveled over the three-part series Davis did in 2016 about her alcoholism. "I remember meeting and taking a picture with her when was about 8 or 9 yrs old", recalled one woman on social media. The Emmy Award-winning anchor was scheduled to fly to Texas for her step-father's funeral when she suffered the stroke, the Journal-Constitution noted. On Sunday, she posted a message on her Facebook about celebrating Christmas after losing him.

'Stay strong, keep praising the Lord, ' Davis wrote.