Amanda Davis, 62, died at around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday after she had a stroke at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday, CBS46 reported. She was taken to a hospital and underwent treatment but later died.
She was en-route to Texas for her step-father's funeral at the time.
Davis was a legend in the field of journalism in Atlanta.
Several people across the country have sounded off on social media, offering condolences and sharing memories of the beloved anchor. Before joining the station, she spent 26 years at FOX-affiliate WAGA, CBS said on its website.
Davis is survived by her mother and daughter.
"Saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Atlanta news icon, Amanda Davis", Reed added. She also opened up about her romantic life and why she was not married, explaining that a failed engagement had helped spark her alcoholism and depression. While working at WAGA-TV, she interviewed Barack Obama. Wood, Monica Pearson and Davis were "sisters in the biz" and said she was heartbroken. On Sunday, she posted a message on her Facebook about celebrating Christmas after losing him. Said another: "Man... May Amanda Davis rest in power".
She also worked to find permanent homes for Georgia foster care children and began this community project in 1997 with a series called "Home for the Holidays" in which 32 children were placed in homes in the first year. On Wednesday, according to USA Today, she passed away surrounded by family members.
She wrote: 'Stay strong, keep praising the Lord'.