Story: Tash Wright
Amanda Davis died Wednesday night after reportedly suffering a massive stroke. Amanda’s sudden death was a shock to her friends, colleagues, and the entire city of Atlanta. She was traveling to her father’s funeral when she had a medical emergency Tuesday at Atlanta’s Hartfield-Jackson International Airport.
Who is Amanda Davis? She was a news anchor in the city of Atlanta for more than 30 years. Her first stop was at WAGA in 1986. In 1992 she was a pioneer in launching Good Day Atlanta. Only after five short years she made her way to the main anchor chair. She retired from the television station in 2013. Later she joined the CBS46 News.
Many fans will remember her from FOX 5 Atlanta Wednesday’s Child. Every Wednesday a small segment of the evening news was dedicated to helping a young foster child of Atlanta find a loving family forever. Because Amanda had a vision to help the youth she was able to find 32 children permanent homes in the first year of launching Wednesday’s Child. This segment is still running every Wednesday on FOX 5 News.
Davis was awarded throughout our entire news anchor career. From Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to Best Anchor in 2000. Not to mention her alma mater was Clark Atlanta University. She was given the Distinguished Alumni Award and Community Service Award.
Amanda Davis Loud Genius would like to thank you for opening eyes of so many people. We will miss you and may you forever rest in peace.