Beloved Atlanta News Anchor, Jovita Moore, Dies From Brain Cancer

Contributed by Lauren Taylor 

Longtime news anchor, Jovita Moore, died Thursday after seven months of battling an aggressive form of brain cancer. 

Moore was an award-winning news anchor with WSB-TV since 1998, she was 53 years old. Prior to WSB-TV, she worked at WMC-TV in Mephis and KFSM in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Fort Smith Arkansas. 

She had an extremely successful career winning many Emmy Awards, coving multiple major events, even the inauguration of former President Barack Obama in 2009. 

Her death has led to support and love all throughout social media, mourning the loss of a wonderful mother, daughter, and friend. Mayor of Atlanta Keisha Lance Bottoms shared to Twitter that her family is “deeply saddened by the loss of our friend.” She also went on to say “Even those who did not know her personally felt a deep and personal connection to Jovita.”

There were sentiments shared by Tyler Perry who said, “I will miss your beautiful smile and warm laughter, let alone seeing you in my living room every day.” as well as Rev. Bernice King who said Moore, “was a tremendous blessing to metro Atlanta and the world and many others. 


The reporter was diagnosed with glioblastoma that often does not have a cure but can only be slowed with treatment. “I was really concerned about why all of a sudden I was forgetful, disoriented, and just not feeling myself. Feeling like I was in a fog and really want to get out of that fog,” Moore said earlier this year.

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