Veteran Atlanta broadcast anchor Amanda Davis announced her retirement from Fox 5 Atlanta last night (April 25) after more than 26 years at the station. She made the announcement on-air during Fox 5’s 10pm newscast.
“There have been awards, honors and accolades. There have also been challenges, disappointments and stumbles,” Davis said during the broadcast.
She then paraphrased Psalm 23:4, saying, “Yea, though I have walked through the valley, with God’s help, I made it through. And that’s what I want you to know. I am blessed. So it’s with a heavy heart that I announce now that I am officially retiring from Fox 5 as I look ahead to a new chapter in my life.”
If you recall, Davis was arrested by Atlanta police last November after she crashed her car going the wrong way on Piedmont Avenue, off 14th Street in Midtown, hitting and injuring another driver.
She was charged with DUI, reckless driving and failure to maintain her lane. Davis was taken off the air and is currently awaiting trial at Fulton County state court. She did not mention the DUI case during her retirement announcement.
Watch her announcement below: