Amanada Davis, a beloved Atlanta TV news anchor, died Wednesday, one day after suffering a massive stroke while waiting to board a flight, according to the New York Daily News.
Davis of CBS 46 was on her way to San Antonio to attend the funeral of her stepfather when she fell ill at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to the Journal-Constitution.
"The CBS 46 news team is in shock," news director Steve Doerr told the newspaper. "No one saw this coming."
Davis, 62, was a television anchor in Atlanta for more than 25 years. She was an anchor for WGCL-TV's morning news and noon show. Prior to that, she was a reporter and anchor for Atlanta's Fox affiliate, WAGA-TV.
She worked at WAGA for 26 years starting in 1986, when it was a CBS affiliate. It later became a Fox affiliate.
We are still reeling from the news of Amanda Davis' death.— FOX 5 Atlanta (@FOX5Atlanta) December 28, 2017
She worked here at Fox 5 Atlanta for more than 20 years.
Our hearts and prayers go out to her family.
We have a remembrance, this morning, of her life and career on @GoodDayAtlanta pic.twitter.com/8VQ6apgGll
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— Julie Smith CBS46 (@JulieSmithTV) December 28, 2017