Veteran Atlanta TV News Anchor Amanda Davis Dies After Massive Stroke

The stroke occurred Tuesday night at the Airport...

December 28, 2017

Anyone from Atlanta, or having lived in Atlanta in the past several decades, looked forward to seeing her strong, smiling face on the evening news.

She spent 26 years at Fox 5, and then retired in 2012 after some very public battles with alcohol, but returned to the air in 2016, at CBS 46. Reading the Tweets and Facebook posts from the last few hours, it's easy to see that all of Atlanta was pulling for her.

Her co-host, and "TV husband" as they joked, for many of those years at Fox 5, Russ Spencer, Tweeted earlier:

Amanda was an Emmy winner and a trusted name in news for Atlantans for, well, most of our lives. And she was loved and respected by her colleagues:

Politicians, celebrities and even our outgoing and incoming mayors Tweeted:

And even other TV outlets were reaching across the dial to pay their respects:

Amanda always drew a crowd at her many appearances at Woofstock over the years, as she met and greeted each viewer with kindness and respect.

Amanda was at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport when the stroke occurred. She was flying to Texas for her father's funeral. She passed away on the day of that funeral. Our entire Entercom Atlanta family, including Star 94.1, V-103, 92.9 The Game and 1380 News & Talk WAOK, is praying for her family during this unbelievably incredibly difficult time.

The family has asked for privacy to deal with this.

She was 62 years old.

She will be missed.