So Sad: Legendary Atlanta News Anchor Jovita Moore Passes Away From Brain Cancer

A legendary Atlanta news anchor has passed away just three months after sharing a health issue.

Jovita Moore of Channel 2 Action News has died after a bout with an aggressive form of brain cancer.

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The WSB-TV veteran anchor first shared in July that she underwent surgery in April days after doctors discovered masses that were confirmed to be glioblastoma. Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain cancer that has no cure, only treatments to slow it down.

Channel 2 first made Jovita’s diagnosis public with her permission.

“Jovita has felt the love and prayers that people across the country have shared with her over the past several months. She is grateful for all the support and asks that you stay positive as she continues to focus on her health, her treatments and her family. Jovita is tough and ready for this fight.

“Our girl is strong. Our girl is a fighter and she’s doing great every day,” WSB-TV Community and Public Affairs Director Condace Pressley said.

Condace and Jovita have been friends for more than two decades. She spoke with Channel 2′s Justin Farmer about how Jovita is holding up during this battle.

“We laugh and you know sometimes we talk about stuff and we may cry a little bit. but at the end of the day, she is a fighter, and she is surrounded by love and prayers and positivity,” Condace said. “She’s a very strong woman and is raising three very strong kids who are, as we all are, right there with her.”


Jovita’s co-anchor Justin Farmer paid tribute to her on-air this morning and revealed some of the last words she shared with him.

“Yup Farmer, got a bad hand,” Moore told her coworker. “Sometimes that’s just life.”

God be with you, @JustinFarmerWSB and my entire @wsbtv family as they process this devastating loss. Jovita Moore was one-of-a-kind. 💔🙏

— Nicole Emmett (@Nicole_Emmett) October 29, 2021

Such sad, sad news.

R.I.P. Jovita Moore, sending sincere condolences to her friends and family.

@JovitaMoore you have made it through to a place where you are healed, where your are loved and where you can keep shining a light on your children, your community and all of us who will miss you.#jovitamoore

— Jorge Estevez (@jesteveztv) October 29, 2021

Gutted by the passing of our dear friend and colleague Jovita Moore. Jovita passed last night with her family by her side.
She was a beautiful soul who loved Ch. 2, her friends and family and always repped the ATL.

Please send your love and prayers to her family.

Love u Jo 💔

— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) October 29, 2021

She was simply the best. Rest In Peace, sweet friend. Jovita Moore will be so missed but never forgotten. 🙏💔 #jovitastrong

— Nicole Emmett (@Nicole_Emmett) October 29, 2021

Rest well our beautiful friend, Jovita. Style, grace, and one hell of an anchor… an even greater mom to her beautiful children. ♥️

— Brian Monahan, WSB (@BMonahanWSB) October 29, 2021

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