Black Voices: Atlanta news anchor Jovita Moore loses battle with brain cancer


On October 28, the Atlanta news anchor Jovita moore deceased. Moore had an aggressive form of brain cancer and was diagnosed in April.

His doctors discovered two masses on Moore’s brain, later diagnosing him with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer that affects the brain and spinal cord. There are no cure for this specific cancer, only treatments to stop the rapid growth of the tumor.

Jovita has had a long and successful career in the journalism industry. She holds an MA in Audiovisual Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City and a Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College.

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Her news career began with an internship at the New York Times, and from there she blossomed in the audiovisual industry. Moore has worked for WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia since 1998 and has moved to the main office where she worked until her death last month.

In 2017, she was inducted into the Silver circle, one of the most prestigious awards anyone in journalism can receive. This is granted to broadcasters who have left their mark in more than 25 years in the industry. Jovita received several Emmy Award for his work at WSB-TV and as a member of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists.

Shaynah Ferreria, reporter for FOX29 in Philadelphia, met Jovita Moore at the 2019 National Association of Black Journalist convention and aspired to be an anchor like Jovita.

“For so many young black journalists, Jovita Moore was our standard,” Ferreria wrote in a Tweeter. “A class act, a trusted journalist and a beautiful spirit. Jovita was shamelessly black and owned everything she was… she gave black journalists permission to be us.

Dave Jordan, an Emmy-nominated journalist, was a friend of Moore’s and witnessed his influence in the community.

“Young journalists, supervising them, attending NABJ conferences was his weakness,” he said in a statement. maintenance.

According to WSB-TV, outside of work, community service was something Moore held dear. She has always had a helping hand in the Atlanta community. She has helped organizations across Atlanta such as Meals on Wheels, Our House, and United Way.

“She was a constant MC at our African-American Partnership Luncheon,” said United Way of Greater Atlanta President Milton Little in an interview with WSB-TV. “She was incredibly generous. Atlanta has lost an incredible woman and civic leader.

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