Atlanta news anchor Jovita Moore passes away after seven month battle with brain cancer


ATLANTA Ga. (WRBL) – A beloved news anchor in Atlanta has passed away after battling brain cancer since earlier this year.

According to a story posted this morning by WSB in Atlanta, long time anchor Jovita Moore died over night.

Moore has been a fixture in Atlanta news for more than 20 years, since she joined WSB in 1998.

“For 23 years Jovita was a part of the WSB-TV Channel 2 family. Atlantans knew her as a skilled journalist and marvelous communicator,” said Ray Carter, Vice President and General Manager of WSB-TV. “At Channel 2, we also knew her as a woman of faith, of intellect, of curiosity, and compassion. She influenced and mentored more young journalists than any of us could ever count. She was a role model in every sense of the word. Jovita was an award-winning journalist who held herself and others she worked with to the highest of journalistic standards. While she was the recipient of many awards and honors, she was quick to say her most important accomplishments were her children. We will miss her radiant presence but take comfort in knowing that a little piece of Jovita resides in all of us.”

Seven months ago, in April 2021, Moore was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, for which there is currently no cure.

Moore is survived by her mother, her two children, and stepdaughter.

Donation can be made in Moore’s honor to Our House and the National Brain Tumor Society.

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