WSB-TV anchor Jovita Moore dies

Jovita Moore, one of metro Atlanta’s most recognized news anchors, died overnight after a battle with brain cancer.

Her passing was confirmed by WSB-TV Channel 2, where she had been employed since 1998.

Moore was diagnosed in April 2021 with glioblastoma, a common type of brain cancer. 

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

Moore was a native of New York who earned a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Columbia University graduate school of journalism. She also held a bachelor’s degree from Bennington College in Vermont.

Before joining WSB-TV, the station said she spent time on the air in Memphis at WMC-TV and KFSM in Arkansas.

This story available through a news partnership with Capitol Beat News Service, a project of the Georgia Press Educational Foundation.