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Veteran Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis dies after stroke

Amanda Davis (Photo: CBS 46)

Veteran Atlanta television news anchor Amanda Davis has died after a massive stroke.

Posted: Dec. 27, 2017 9:54 PM

ATLANTA (AP) - Veteran Atlanta television news anchor Amanda Davis has died after a massive stroke.

WGCL-TV reports that Davis, the station's morning news anchor, died Wednesday night. The CBS affiliate says she had a stroke Tuesday while waiting for a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and was rushed to a hospital.

The station says her family is "asking for privacy at this difficult time." Colleagues expressed sadness about the news on Twitter.

Davis had been a presence on Atlanta TV news for more than 25 years. She had talked publicly about her struggles with alcohol and depression after her third arrest on DUI charges.

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Information from: WGCL-TV, http://www.cbs46.com

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12/27/2017 9:38:41 PM (GMT -6:00)

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