Amanda Davis

Amanda Davis (via CBS46)

Veteran TV journalist Amanda Davis died Wednesday after suffering a "massive spontaneous stroke," according to CBS46 where she was a morning news anchor.

CBS46 reported that the medical episode occurred Tuesday while Davis was waiting for a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. 

Davis Tweeted last week that her "pops" had passed away and the funeral was to be held Wednesday. It was reported that she was at the airport en route to the funeral. 

In a statement, the network said: "Her family is asking for privacy at this difficult time. Amanda’s friends and colleagues at CBS46 are praying for her family."

The Emmy-award winning journalist previously spent 26 years at FOX5 Atlanta. In 2013, she retired from the FOX affiliate after a very public DUI arrest. 

She talked openly about her struggles with alcohol and depression following her third DUI arrest. After taking time off air, Davis joined the CBS affiliate in January. 

Former colleague and co-anchor at FOX 5, Russ Spencer, took to social media to share his thoughts. 

"Amanda Davis has gone to be with God, leaving us — leaving me — shocked and heartbroken by the suddenness of her passing," Spencer said. 

"Amanda was a person of great faith, a faith that seemed to deepen in recent years as she bravely confronted, and surmounted, challenges made more difficult because they were so public," Spencer added.

Spencer, who worked with Davis for 15 years, also sent his condolences to Davis' only daughter, Melora. 

According to a story on the CBS46 website, along with her passion for local news, she described her “true labor of love” as her work to find permanent homes for Georgia foster care children. During her time with FOX 5, she helped to launch Wednesday's Child, a segment dedicated to helping the young children of Atlanta find forever families.

Davis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Clark College.

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