Amanda Davis died after having a stroke in the Atlanta airport. The popular anchor was laid to rest in a funeral that was open to the public.


Her sudden death shocked colleagues, public officials and the public. Amanda Davis, whose career in Atlanta alone spanned more than 30 years, died on Dec. 27, after reportedly having a stroke.

A public viewing and funeral were held earlier this week. Both were open to the public.

Davis, 62, died from complications after a stroke at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. She was best known for the 26 years she spent at WAGA-TV, now a Fox affiliate. She retired from the station in 2012 after a DUI arrest, and was arrested on the same charge again in 2015.

Davis was candid about her drinking problems in a three-part series that aired on CBS46 in 2016. The station hired the award-winning television journalist to be a morning anchor in January.

Davis was currently the morning anchor for CBS46, but previously worked at FOX 5 Atlanta for 26 years.