Longtime News Anchor Jovita Moore Passes Away at 53
Jovita Moore, Atlanta’s beloved news anchor, died Thursday, seven months after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Moore started at WBS-TV in 1998 and was promoted to the anchor desk in 2012.
Doctors discovered two masses on her brain in April. Following surgery, she was diagnosed with glioblastoma. This rare form of cancer has no cure, only treatments to slow it down.
Moore, an Emmy Award-winning journalist with a career full of outstanding accomplishments, had two children and stepdaughter. She was from New York, where she received her master’s in journalism from Columbia University.
The former New York Times intern was said to have always been intrigued by broadcast news. Her news family is remembering her heart and spirit she created in the newsroom.
“Jovita was a wonderful mother, daughter and dear friend to many,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms wrote on social media. “Even those who did not know her personally felt a deep and personal connection to Jovita.
“She loved Atlanta dearly.”