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“Atlanta has been home for me for thirty years, a couple while I was in college and 28 in television news,” said Davis in a 14 minute segment the station carved out of its 10:00 p.m. newscast. “There have been awards, honors and accolades. There have also been challenges, disappointments and stumbles.” She went on to say, “So it’s with a heavy heart that I announce now that I am officially retiring from FOX 5 as I look ahead to a new chapter in my life.”
The station had been promising viewers a “special message” from Davis this week. It turns out it was a farewell tour of sorts. You can watch the video after the jump.
Davis was joined by co-anchor Russ Spencer and meteorologist Ken Cook, who she called “Cookie.” They both thanked her told her how much they loved and appreciated her and then played some clips from friends wishing her well, one of whom was former Atlanta Mayor and UN Ambassador Andrew Young.
Davis also posted a goodbye to her fans on facebook saying, ”
It is with both a heavy heart and a sense of excitement about the future that I have decided to retire from FOX 5 and look ahead to a new chapter in my life. To my immediate family, my fabulous FOX 5 family, my great friends, and you, the Atlanta community that welcomed me into your homes for nearly 30 years, THANK YOU so much! http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/22081785/amanda-davis-retirement-special-message164
Here is the video of her goodbye: