Amanda Davis, the longtime Atlanta television journalist who was recently hit with another DUI charge, has a message, “don’t count me out.” Davis was at Ebenezer Baptist Church Friday attending a memorial service. She looked well enough to tackle sitting at a news desk and delivering the news, as she did for 26 years with WAGA. They let her go two years ago following an arrest for DUI. The latest arrest for driving while intoxicated came earlier this month, just hours before Davis was to return to local TV in a commentary role for CBS46.
Davis took a leave of absence from CBS46. She preferred not to talk about the latest incident. In announcing her return to local TV, Davis talked with me about the 2012 incident in which she was arrested for drunk driving after hitting a vehicle.
Davis was among those attending the memorial service for Reginald Eaves, who was remembered as “the first black person in several high positions in Atlanta” and as one of the “architects of New Atlanta”. It was well-published when Eaves, Atlanta’s first Public Safety Commissioner, was forced to resign in a test-cheating scandal. He later went on to be elected to the Fulton County Commission. Davis told me, in speaking about Eaves, “he’s an example of someone who could rebound from anything.”