Davis, morning news anchor at CBS affiliate WGCL-TV, died Wednesday, a day after suffering a stroke while waiting for a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to the station, known locally as CBS46.
She had recently written about her father's death on Twitter. The Clark-Atlanta University graduate and Emmy-winning journalist spent 26 years at WAGA-TV, now a Fox affiliate.
"Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time".
Her colleagues shared messages of love and support for the anchor and her family.
She captioned it, "Stay strong, keep praising the Lord ❤️" The comment thread is now filled with expressions of grief about Davis' own death.
Davis, a popular face in Atlanta news, wasn't shy about sharing her story of overcoming the odds.
However, Davis returned to work at CBS46 in January of this year, with the company releasing a statement following her death, which read: "Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time". Also not clear is whether Davis may have at any point relapsed during her road to sobriety. On Wednesday, she passed away. 'I wanted to believe that there was still a way they could help me control it'.
The station says Davis was surrounded by family when she died. She had talked publicly about her struggles with alcohol and depression after her third arrest on DUI charges.
"Saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Atlanta news icon, Amanda Davis", Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed tweeted Wednesday night.