Jovita Moore, one of metro Atlanta’s longest-tenured 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. 

Tributes began pouring in across social media upon news of Moore’s passing:

“Georgians’ hearts are heavy today as we mourn the devastating loss of Jovita Moore,” said U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams, D-Atlanta. “A warm, steady presence in our homes every day, Jovita was for so many of us our link to the city and the world. Jovita was a talented journalist, a loving mother, and a cornerstone of the Atlanta community whose enormous impact was felt far beyond the newsroom. We are lifting up Jovita’s family and WSB-TV colleagues in love and prayer during this time of unimaginable grief.”

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