Shockingly, on December 27th, CBS lost a member of its network family. Amanda Davis, 62, was an Emmy award-winning journalist for Fox5 Atlanta for 26 years, retiring in 2013. She returned to the airwaves in 2017 with CBS46.
Last week, Davis revealed that her step-father had passed away, just days before Christmas.
Thanks to my GF Debbie Turman for the lovely flowers as I️ grieve over the loss of my Pops❤️. His funeral is the 27th pic.twitter.com/TrZT3wxcZA— Amanda Davis (@AmandaCBS46) December 20, 2017
On Christmas Eve, Davis posted on Facebook about how to deal with the loss of a loved one around the holidays.
Davis, a recovering alcoholic, had spoken openly about her battle with the disease, saying she never believed she was an alcoholic.
“That wasn’t me,” she said. “I was a social drinker. I wanted to believe that there was still a way they could help me control it."
In 2015, Davis voluntarily checked into a rehabilitation facility and never looked back.
"I'm here by the grace of God!" she wrote for CBS. "I'm responsible for everything that's happened to me. I offer no excuses. This is what I know: God takes care of me, family and friends love me, and I got some much needed help. I hope sharing my journey will help someone else."
But despite her fight for recovery, Davis's life was tragically cut short by something she could not control.