She had recently written about her father's death on Twitter.
The Emmy-winning journalist was known for her work for Atlanta's Fox affiliate WAGA-TV, where she worked for 26 years.
Bitterly cold air this week and snow chances
The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory for much of Minnesota and Wisconsin through Tuesday . Highs near 24° but wind chills will be in the single digits and drop below zero after sunset.
At the time of her feature, Davis had been plagued by a series of DUI arrests, claiming difficulties with a past relationship saw her slowly transforming from a "social drinker" to someone with a genuine disorder. "Amanda's companions and associates at CBS 46 are appealing to God for 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. She was en route to San Antonio, Texas, to attend the funeral of a family member, CBS46 News Director Steve Doerr said. She became a main anchor five years later, according to FOX5, but retired from the station in 2013.
Davis, a popular face in Atlanta news, wasn't shy about sharing her story of overcoming the odds.
Three Dead in Phoenix Standoff
That officer was injured "either by direct or indirect gunfire" and was taken to a hospital in stable condition, authorities said. A second male officer, 34 years old with 11 years of service, fired one shot after entering the apartment.
The veteran news anchor, who had opened up about her struggles with alcoholism, had posted a message to her Facebook about celebrating Christmas after losing a loved on. On Wednesday, she passed away. Wednesday was the day her stepfather's funeral was scheduled to take place. On the air, she said, "I am an alcoholic" - but she was so very much more.
"Saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Atlanta news icon, Amanda Davis", Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed tweeted Wednesday night.
US Sanctions Two North Korean Missile Developers
On Friday, the United Nations Security Council unanimously voted to add more sanctions on North Korea, its third round this year. North Korea slammed the fresh United Nations sanctions as an "act of war ".
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