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Amanda Davis was an American broadcast journalist and morning anchor of CBS 46 News in Atlanta, formerly working for Fox 5 News.

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Amanda was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 17, 1955. She graduated magna cum laude from Clark College in Atlanta, Georgia. She initially worked as a reporter for NBC affiliate WCNC-TV (then known as WRET-TV, before changing to WPCQ-TV in 1980) in Charlotte, North Carolina, for about four years. Afterwards, she worked at the short-lived Satellite News Channel.In 1986, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to work as a reporter for the CBS affiliate WAGA-TV (WAGA-TV would change their affiliation to FOX in December 1994). She was one of the original anchors of Good Day Atlanta when it debuted in 1992, before moving to the prime time newscast team in 1997.

During her tenure on the prime time news team, which saw her paired up with fellow reporter Russ Spencer, Davis was well known as the first journalist to host the "Wednesday's Child" segment since its launch by the Freddie Mac Foundation in 2000.he was also noted for covering activist Coretta Scott King's funeral and interviewing President-elect Barack Obama.n 2015, after two years in retirement, Davis signed with Atlanta's CBS affiliate, WGCL-TV.

On December 26, 2017, Davis had a stroke at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport while waiting for a flight to San Antonio, Texas, to attend her stepfather's funeral the next day. She was taken to a local hospital, where she died the next night, at the age of 62.