Amanda Davis, legendary news anchor, dead after suffering a stroke

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According to reports by CBS 46, Davis was at the Atlanta airport when she suffered the stroke.

According a family friend, Davis was at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Tuesday, headed to San Antonio following the death of her father, when the medical episode happened. She was rushed to a hospital and underwent treatment there before she died Wednesday. Davis was also honored with the Keenan's Kids Foundation Media Award for her work with "Wednesday's Child", a segment on Fox5 dedicated to helping foster children in Atlanta to find families.

The report said her family was "asking for privacy at this hard time".

Davis leaves behind her mother and her daughter, LA-based actress Melora Rivera.

Colleagues expressed sadness about the news on Twitter. We thought she retired then she fought her way through to get back to doing what she loved. "She will truly be missed".

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"Rodney Ho wrote for the AJC, "'The CBS46 news team is in shock, ' said Steve Doerr, news director.

She was also an anchor at CBS46, which she joined in January, who paid tribute to her when the news of her death broke. 'She shared so much of herself, her vulnerability, on multiple nights, ' Reed said.

'I wanted to believe that there was still a way they could help me control it, ' she said. It's uncertain which family member's funeral she had planned to attend. She would die within hours.

The Emmy-award winning journalist has spoken openly about her battle with alcoholism in the past in a frank interview with The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

In recent years, she had talked publicly about her struggles with alcohol and depression after her third arrest on DUI charges, and did an in-depth series about her alcoholism in 2016.