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Longtime Atlanta news anchor hospitalized

Amanda Davis 62 passed suddenly of a stroke while waiting to board a plane bound for her step father's funeral in Texas

Amanda Davis, the morning news anchor for CBS46, has tragically died, the television station announced on December 27, 2017.

Davis was on her way to Texas for her stepfather's funeral when she suffered the stroke, according to CBS. Before taking the job, she worked at WAGA-TV in Atlanta for 26 years.

During her career, Davis has won multiple Southeast Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award.

She was rushed to a hospital and treated, but it proved to be too late.

"During the 11 p.m. CBS46 newscast, anchor Sharon Reed said she had nothing but respect for her, lauding her authenticity". Amanda friends and colleagues at CBS 46 are praying for her family'.

Davis, who had been a television anchor in Atlanta for more than 25 years, was anchor for WGCL-TV's morning news and noon show. Amanda left WAGA-TV in 2013 after a DUI arrest in 2012.

Davis was a Fox5 Atlanta anchor for 26 years before retiring in 2013 following a very public DUI arrest
Davis was a Fox5 Atlanta anchor for 26 years before retiring in 2013 following a very public DUI arrest

She opened up about her battle with alcohol addiction in 2016 and how treatment helped her.

Just last week Davis thanked a friend who had sent her flowers following her stepfather's passing, writing on Twitter: "Thanks to my GF Debbie Turman for the lovely flowers as I grieve over the loss of my pops".

The city's mayor-elect, Keisha Lance Bottoms, also tweeted her condolences: "Such a lovely person, inside & out", Bottoms wrote.

"'I'm glad she was able to make the comeback she did, ' said former 11Alive anchor Brenda Wood". "Amanda Davis persevered through it all, despite the dark time she knew her objective and it was her passion".

The report said her family was "asking for privacy at this hard time". "I'm here to say I fell down, hard, but I got back up".