According to AJC.com, Davis, who was 62, was waiting to board a flight when she was stricken.
Just last week she shared a photo on Twitter of a bouquet of flowers she had been sent in the wake of her stepfather's death.
"Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time", the station said. "Amanda's friends and colleagues at CBS 46 are praying for her family", the station reported in a brief statement on its website.More news: Apple CEO Tim Cook's Annual Pay Jumps 47% to $12.8 Million
It wasn't immediately understood to what degree Davis' death may have been attributable to her drinking problem and what health woes her addiction may have caused.
"Saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Atlanta news icon, Amanda Davis", Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed tweeted Wednesday night.
Amanda Davis won an Emmy for her journalism skill. She started with WAGA in 1986 and retired from the station in 2013.More news: Views How to prepare your workforce for flu season
"Stay strong, keep praising the Lord", Davis wrote.
In recent years, she had talked publicly about her struggles with alcohol and depression after her third arrest on DUI charges, and did an in-depth series about her alcoholism in 2016.
Many people in Atlanta had grown up with Davis on their television screens.More news: Feeling lucky? Powerball lottery soars to $337 million