A broadcaster who was a fixture on Atlanta television after more than 30 years on the air died suddenly Wednesday. WGCL-TV, CBS46, reports that Amanda Davis, who had been working recently as a morning anchor at the CBS station, died after suffering a “massive spontaneous stroke.”
Davis, 62, reportedly suffered the stroke while waiting for a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Davis was considered an icon of TV news in the city, having spent 26 years at Fox-owned WAGA-TV, where she began as a reporter in 1986.
“She had talked publicly about her struggles with alcohol and depression after her third arrest on DUI charges,” Time magazine notes.
Colleagues of Davis flooded social media with tributes to the veteran news anchor. Below is a tweet posted Wednesday evening by CBS46 traffic reporter Julie Smith, which includes a photo of Smith and Davis.