Veteran news anchor Amanda Davis was arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 after she was pulled over near Cumberland Mall in Cobb County, Georgia, for an expired tag on her Mercedes.
On Wednesday, she appeared in court and proved her license has been reinstated. It appears Cobb County’s system had not been updated, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
AJC’s Rodney Ho reports that he contacted Atlanta’s WGCL-TV and confirms Davis, 60, is on track to start her new job on CBS46 as previously reported.
“I saw a valid license today,” the TV station’s general manager, Mark Pimental, tells Ho. “So yes, it appears as if Cobb’s data was incorrect.”
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 said previously in a statement to the 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 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.