Family, friends and colleagues are mourning the loss of Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis, who passed away after suffering a massive spontaneous stroke earlier this week.
Davis, who’s been a staple in the Atlanta TV news circuit for the last 30 years, was on her way to her stepfather’s funeral Tuesday, Dec. 26, when she fell ill at the Hartsfield-Jackson Int’l Airport before being rushed to the hospital for treatment. She passed late Wednesday night, according to CBS46, where she served as morning news anchor.
Davis’ family has since asked for privacy during this difficult time as they prepare to bury another loved one. The prayers and condolences poured in overnight as fellow journalists, friends and residents of the Greater Atlanta Area came together to remember the veteran news anchor.
Davis was just 62 years old.
The @cbs46 Morning News team gives a heartfelt goodbye to #AmandaDavis, who passed away after suffering a stroke at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, MORE on her passing: https://t.co/sFTLpDvmjz pic.twitter.com/5xq0YJsJdI
— CBS46 (@cbs46) December 28, 2017
RIP Amanda Davis. Our dear colleague passed away minutes ago. She was surrounded by her family and friends…. https://t.co/msLgRF3jWH
— Sharon Reed (@SharonReedLive) December 28, 2017
When I moved to Atlanta nearly 17 years ago, Amanda Davis, Brenda Wood and Monica Kaufman were the Three Ladies of Atlanta Journalism Royalty. It will be strange not seeing her face in the mornings.
— Kamala Harris for Vice President the Diva 🌊🌊🌊 (@AuthorNNBrown) December 28, 2017
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
— Macayla (@MacaylaMoffett) December 28, 2017
As an intern, I ran the evening news scripts to Amanda Davis as she got ready for the newscasts at WAGA. Her presence, professionalism, and sweet smile was contagious. A remarkable TV news icon, well-loved in our city. Praying for her family & friends 😢 #RIP #AmandaDavis
— Neima Abdulahi (@NeimerDreamer) December 28, 2017
In total and complete shock right now. Please pray for comfort and peace for Amanda's family. They've been through a lot & need our prayers. Please pray also for all of our @cbs46 family as we deal with the loss of our colleague & friend. Rest In Peace Amanda. 🙏🏽 @AmandaCBS46 pic.twitter.com/GRLQKKew4C
— JulieSmithTV (@JulieSmithTV) December 28, 2017
Wow. Just wow.
Amanda Davis has passed away. She is Atlanta news. A tremendous loss for her family, friends, and for all of Atlanta. https://t.co/lZ9zkhgkVQ
— Shaun King (@shaunking) December 28, 2017
Today, metro #Atlanta, and many across this nation and world who were impacted by her life and work, mourn the death of #AmandaDavis. She was in our lives and on our screens, a part of our days, a voice in our city. Thank you, Amanda. We’ll miss you. pic.twitter.com/uh1rkDdyug
— The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center (@TheKingCenter) December 28, 2017
No funeral plans for Davis have been announced.