Farewell to Atlanta TV Anchor Amanda Davis


The crowd who came to celebrate the life of Atlanta TV Anchor Amanda Davis was well over the 2,500 seating capacity of Cascade United Methodist Church on the southwest side.

The upbeat service was short and sweet with four powerful speakers:


Ambassador Andrew Young and his wife Carolyn gave personal remarks about Amanda’s spirit, love and ability to overcome her demon. Then commended CBS TV46 for giving a second chance by hiring her.


Paul Ossman, 25 year co-anchor with Amanda for the FOX 5 TV Morning Show, tearfully spoke fondly of her as a professional who loved her work and was easy to work with.


Melora Rivera, Amanda’s only child, bravely spoke through tears about how much she loved and will miss her mom and best friend.


This group of Atlanta’s African American TV and radio personalities came to celebrate Amanda’s life. This is yet another testament to all the love people had for this amazing woman.


The lobby of Cascade United Methodist Church after the funeral is filled with well wishers. Amanda Davis touched so many over her 62 years.  She will be remembered. May she rest in peace.

Journalist Amanda Davis Mourned by Atlanta and Nation


Many local and national TV and radio stations are mourning the loss of Amanda Davis a resilient lady, leader and journalist. She died yesterday after suffering a massive stroke at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday.  Yesterday and today, as I switch from station to station, all are reserving time to allow people to express their feelings about this well loved news anchor who has worked for several local networks.


With tears streaming down their faces, co-workers, colleagues, friends and fans tell stories of this Amanda who worked over theee decades here in Atlanta, overcame her alcohol addiction, and started at the anchor desk earlier this year with CBS.


In the photo above, CBS co-workers FresnKalil and Paul Ossman embrace Amanda at a local event.  Amanda was friends with other longtime local female anchors:  Monica Kaufman Pearson, Brenda Woods, Lisa Rayam, and Karyn Greer. According to CBS TV’s Sharon Reed, ‘They all knew each other, helped each other, and had a fun get-together every year.  That is unheard of in this very competitive industry.’

Amanda will be truly missed.  May our prayers of sympathy go out to her family and friends as they deal with her sudden passing.

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