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Fans across metro Atlanta remember anchor Amanda Davis

29 December 2017

Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist and morning anchor of CB2 46 News Amanda Davis was rushed to the hospital Tuesday night for a medical emergency after waiting to board a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta.

She had recently written about her father's death on Twitter.

"Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time", the station said. Amanda Davis, a good friend who made it through bad times, rebuilt her life and career with a determination I've never seen.

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Davis is survived by her mother and daughter.

However, Davis returned to work at CBS46 in January of this year, with the company releasing a statement following her death, which read: "Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time".

On Sunday, the anchor posted to Facebook about celebrating Christmas after losing a loved one. She became a main anchor five years later, according to FOX5, but retired from the station in 2013. She also helped launch a segment titled Wednesday's Child, which helped find Atlanta children find permanent homes.

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'Stay strong, keep praising the Lord, ' Davis wrote. Wednesday was the day her stepfather's funeral was scheduled to take place.

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. On the air, she said, "I am an alcoholic" - but she was so very much more.

Amanda Davis, the morning news anchor for CBS46, has tragically died, the television station announced on December 27, 2017.

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Fans across metro Atlanta remember anchor Amanda Davis