Amanda Davis, anchor of the morning show at Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL, has died.
Davis died this evening around 9:30 p.m. after suffering a massive stroke at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport last night. She was awaiting a flight to Texas to attend her father’s funeral, which was scheduled for today.
The station first reported the news on their Peachtree TV newscast at 9:30, then broke in to a news special already in progress at 10:38 p.m. to report the news on WGCL.
Davis, 62, had only been at WGCL as morning anchor for the last year, but spent 26 years at WAGA FOX5. Several friends and former colleagues from her more than 30 years in Atlanta TV called in to share their thoughts.
“Amanda was on top of the world. She made it back. This was true comeback story,” said anchor Sharon Reed, referring to to Davis’ return to the airwaves after earlier troubles which led to her departure from WAGA in 2013. She’d also worked at WSB earlier in her career.
WXIA led its late newscast with Davis’ death. WSB also reported the news during their 11 p.m. newscast.
Davis leaves behind a daughter.