Atlanta Devastated After Death Of Jovita Moore


Brook Jackson, Staff Writer

On October 28th, Channel 2 Action News award-winner Jovita Moore died from an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Jovita Moore has been with WSB TV for over 20 years. Moore is an alumna from Columbia University in New York City where she got her master’s in Broadcast Journalism. She first started her career at KFS TV in Fayetteville Arkansas in 1990. Jovita Moore is a single mother of three kids Shelby, Marley, and Josh. Jovita always said that her kids were most important to her.

For the past 23 years, Jovita Moore has changed the city of Atlanta. She has contributed to many organizations across the city of Atlanta. She’s also a member of the National and Atlanta Association of Black Journalists. Everyone in Atlanta welcomed her into their homes as the face of the Channel 2 Action News. As a reporter, she brightened everyone’s day. 

Jovita made every day special. She made people feel at home and allowed people to feel comfortable and get out and try new things. Jovita was always contributing to the city of Atlanta. Contributing to the city of Atlanta was one of her number one priorities. The staff of Channel 2 Action News will miss their friend and will always love and remember all that she’s done.

Jovita was first diagnosed with brain cancer early this year. After doctors discovered the masses on her brain, they took her into surgery and diagnosed her with Glioblastoma. 

According to Google, glioblastoma is a malignant tumor affecting the brain or spinal cord. This tumor often creates headaches, seizures, and vomiting. The average survival time with a Glioblastoma is 12 to 18 months.  This form of brain cancer is the most common type seen. Jovita Moore was being treated with radiation and chemotherapy at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

On November 4, Atlanta had a public visitation for Jovita Moore. For those who could not make it to the visitation, they could donate to Our House Atlanta and The National Brain Tumor Society. These two organizations were very important to her.

On November 5th, friends and family privately celebrated the life of Jovita Moore. They had speakers Dr. Jamal Bryant of New Birth Missionary Church and Bernice King who is the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King.

The loss of Jovita Moore has been difficult for the city of Atlanta. Her face, smile, and heart will never be forgotten by the people of Atlanta.