- Jovita Moore, a multiple Emmy Award-winning news anchor, died on 28 October 2021 after suffering from glioblastoma. She had been with Channel 2 Action News since 1998, where she anchored evening newscasts. She was known for her contributions to the Atlanta community.
- Died, Cause of Death, and Funeral
- Professional Career and Net Worth
- Married, Husband, and Children
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
Jovita Moore, a multiple Emmy Award-winning news anchor, died on 28 October 2021 after suffering from glioblastoma. She had been with Channel 2 Action News since 1998, where she anchored evening newscasts. She was known for her contributions to the Atlanta community.
Originally from New York City, New York, Jovita Moore was born on 4 October 1968 under the star sign Libra. She was American by nationality and belonged to the All-American ethnicity. She graduated with a degree in Arts, majoring in literature, from Bennington College. She later earned her Master’s of Science Degree in Broadcasting from Columbia University.
Died, Cause of Death, and Funeral
The Channel 2’s news presenter died on the late night of 28 October at the age of 53. She tragically passed away seven months after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Back in April this year, doctors had discovered two masses on Moore’s brain. After surgery, they diagnosed her with glioblastoma, the most prevalent type of brain cancer.
Following her death, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms offered her condolences, writing:
“Jovita was a wonderful mother, daughter and dear friend to many. Even those who did not know her personally felt a deep and personal connection to Jovita. She loved Atlanta dearly.”
Moore is now survived by her three kids and mother. Her family members haven’t released any official statement after her tragic passing. Details related to her funeral are kept private.
“Please join us in saying a prayer for her beloved children and her mother.”
Professional Career and Net Worth
Moore had been with Channel 2 Action News since 1998. She anchored the evening and 11 p.m. newscasts. She had worked at WMC-TV in Memphis and KFSM in Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Arkansas, before joining WSB-TV. She began her career at WSB-TV in 1998 and rose to the position of primary anchor in 2012.
Moore had begun her career in the news with an internship at the New York Times. In 2017, she was inducted into the Silver Circle by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Southeast Chapter. Besides, she was a member of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists. Furthermore, she received several Emmy Awards during her tenure at WSB-TV.
Moore had an incredible reporting career. She made a fortune working at WSB-TV for over two decades. Her earnings and income are unknown at the moment. But several media outlets have reported that she had an estimated net worth of $700 thousand.
Married, Husband, and Children
Moore was an advocate for a single mother. In fact, she was the mother of two children – Shelby Griffith and Josh Griffith and her step-daughter Lauren Griffith. She called her children the most important accomplishments of her life.
Moore was reportedly married to Sean Griffith, a key account manager for a biopharmaceutical company called Amgen. Specific details about their wedding and marriage are still unknown. However, in May 2011, Moore had posted on Twitter:
“My husband walked in the kitchen and asked, ‘What the h are you doing?’”
In 2015, rumors surfaced after fans noticed Moore was no longer wearing a wedding ring. They reportedly divorced in 2014 for reasons unknown. Both Moore and her ex-husband, Griffith, reportedly never remarried.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
Moore hadn’t revealed much about her parents. However, she was raised by a single working mother, Yvonne, in an apartment in New York. Her mother had been an influence in her life.