Veteran anchor Amanda Davis dies after massive stroke

Amanda Davis

Television news anchor from Atlanta, Georgia, Amanda Davis, died Wednesday after a heart stroke.

5 Fast Facts You Need to Know", Jessica McBride reported Thursday for heavy.com, "Tragically, Amanda Davis was traveling to a funeral for her beloved father when she herself was stricken and died. She was en route to San Antonio, Texas, to attend the funeral of a family member, CBS46 News Director Steve Doerr said. It's a privilege and a blessing to be able to start the New Year with Atlanta area viewers, providing them with the news, weather and traffic to get the day started.

In a statement, the network said: 'Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time'. "Amanda's friends and colleagues at CBS 46 are praying for her family", the station reported in a brief statement on its website.

Davis had said in the interview she had grappled with coming to terms with her disease: 'Even then I questioned it, ' she said. My thoughts & prayers are w/ her loved ones.

As news of Davis' death spread, people offered tributes on Twitter. Amanda has been open about her struggle with alcoholism. By 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, the station confirmed that she had died at the hospital surrounded by family. She will be missed by many.

She wrote about the importance of sharing her story to help others and appreciating second and third chances in a piece for CBS 46. 'She will be remembered for that, for having the strength to persevere and overcome'.

The award-winning journalist hosted the CBS 46 Morning News and CBS 46 News at Noon shows.

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