Veteran news journalist Amanda Davis was arrested again today in Cobb County, Georgia around 3 p.m. She was pulled over for driving a blue Mercedes with an expired tag.
She was booked into the Cobb County Jail because the officer also discovered her license was suspended. Davis’ bond was set at $1,320.
The license suspension stemmed from Davis’ previous DUI arrests, according to police.
An award-winning journalist, Davis, 60. was arrested for a DUI in November 2012 and left her post as FOX 5 anchor where she spent 26 years of her career.
She was arrested again in June 2015, a day before she was scheduled to make her debut on CBS46’s “Just A Minute.”
Davis was also arrested for DUI, speeding and failing to maintain lane in December 1991.
Davis was recently hired as a morning anchor for CBS46. She is scheduled to start Jan. 2.
“I’m excited about the opportunity CBS46 has opened up for me, allowing me to join a stellar team of broadcasters on the morning show. It’s a privilege and a blessing to be able to start the New Year with Atlanta area viewers, providing them with the news, weather and traffic to get the day started. It’s going to be great in the mornings on CBS46,” Davis says in a statement to press.
Davis will join co-Anchor Bobby Kaple, meteorologist Paul Ossmann, meteorologist Jennifer Valdez and traffic reporter Julie Smith on the CBS46 Morning News as morning anchor for the CBS46 Morning News (weekdays 4:30 to 7 a.m.).
She has received numerous honors and awards during her career, including: RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award, 10 Southeast Regional Emmy Awards, Georgia Association of Broadcasters Gabby Award and the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Pioneer of the Year Award.
Davis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Clark College and is the mother of one daughter.