A revered Atlanta news reporter suffered a deadly stroke as she prepared to travel to a funeral on Tuesday.
62-year-old Amanda Davis was at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport when the stroke occurred. The CBS 46 Atlanta anchor was transported to a nearby hospital after Tuesday’s stroke. She died Wednesday night. Davis was on her way to her stepfather’s funeral in San Antonio, TX.
Throughout her 25-year-career she interviewed Barack Obama, covered the funeral of Coretta Scott King, and won 10 Southeast Emmy Awards. She was also candid about her struggles with alcoholism. Twitter users including Davis’ co-workers, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed and filmmaker and Atlanta native Tyler Perry honored Davis and her legacy.
Saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Atlanta news icon, Amanda Davis. Our thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones during this difficult time. She will truly be missed.
— Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) December 28, 2017
Saddened to hear of the passing of @cbs46 Amanda Davis. Such a beautiful person, inside & out. My thoughts & prayers are w/ her loved ones.
— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) December 28, 2017
I was saddened to hear about the passing of Amanda Davis. You were an Atlanta news staple. You will be missed. My prayers and heart are with your loved ones. @cbs46
— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) December 28, 2017
— NABJ Headquarters (@NABJ) December 28, 2017
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) December 28, 2017
RIP to the Atlanta news icon Amanda Davis,you will be missed pic.twitter.com/PfHFgl820i
— Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri) December 28, 2017
— Macayla (@MacaylaMoffett) December 28, 2017