Davis, morning news anchor at CBS affiliate WGCL-TV, died Wednesday, a day after suffering a stroke while waiting for a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to the station, known locally as CBS46. She was traveling to attend her father's funeral in Texas. The station announced her honors incorporated the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award, 10 Southeast Regional Emmy Awards, Georgia Association of Broadcasters Gabby Award and the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Pioneer of the Year Award.
Davis leaves behind her mother and a daughter, writer Melora Rivera.
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. "Amanda's friends and colleagues at CBS 46 are praying for her family". Before that, she had been a reporter and anchor for Atlanta's Fox affiliate, WAGA-TV, prior to leaving the station in 2013. She also opened up about her romantic life and why she was not married, explaining that a failed engagement had helped spark her alcoholism and depression.
She wrote about the importance of sharing her story to help others and appreciating second and third chances in a piece for CBS 46. We thought she retired then she fought her way through to get back to doing what she loved.More news: Emergency medical evacuations begin in Syria's Eastern Ghouta
Now Davis' friends, family and viewers have her very own words of wisdom to ease the pain as their mourning begins.
"I was saddened to hear about the passing of Amanda Davis".
Her colleages also posted tributes to her on social media.