Longtime Atlanta anchor, Amanda Davis, dies after suffering massive stroke

The longtime Atlanta anchor, Amanda Davis, died after suffering a massive stroke on December 27, 2017.

ATLANTA — Local television news anchor Amanda Davis died Wednesday after she was hospitalized Tuesday due to a "massive stroke," Atlanta's CBS News affiliate WGCL-TV reports.

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According a family friend, Davis was at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Tuesday, headed to San Antonio following the death of her stepfather, when the medical episode happened.

According to officials from the Gregory B. Levett Funeral Home, a public viewing will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 2, from 10 am to 6 pm. The funeral home is located on Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur.

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WGCL-TV reports Davis was taken to the hospital, where she underwent treatment. By 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, the station confirmed that she had died at the hospital surrounded by family.

A statement on the station's website earlier in the evening stated "family is asking for privacy at this difficult time."

Davis, who had been a television anchor in Atlanta for more than 25 years, was anchor for WGCL-TV's morning news and noon show. Before that, she had been a reporter and anchor for Atlanta's Fox affiliate, WAGA-TV, prior to leaving the station in 2013.

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