On Thursday, 29 July, WSB-TV shared that the veteran anchor was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, known as glioblastoma. Loyal viewers have been supporting Moore from afar – and many have sent notes and taken to Twitter to share their well-wishes for Jovita Moore, her family and her loved ones.
Who is Jovita Moore?
Jovita Moore is an American Chanel 2 Action News veteran anchor.
Moore joined WSB-TV in 1998 and has received several Emmy Awards during her years at the station, according to Who Is Bio.
Moore attended Columbia University Graduate School Of Journalism in New York City, where she received her master’s in broadcast journalism.
The prominent Atlanta news anchor started her career as a reporter at KFS-TV in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 1990. She then worked at WMC-TV in Memphis, Tennessee.
Apart from her professional career, Moore also contributes to civil associations and non-profit organisations across the Atlanta metro area.
She is a member of the Atlanta Association Of Black Journalists and the National Association Of Black Journalists.
Channel 2 shares anchor’s brain cancer diagnosis
On Thursday, 29 July, WSB-TV shared that the veteran anchor, who has been with the station for over 20 years, asked them to relay that she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Moore underwent surgery in April, days after doctors first discovered the masses.
The station revealed that the tumours are a form of cancer called glioblastoma. According to Yahoo News, glioblastoma is an aggressive, malignant form of cancer that can affect the brain or spine.
The doctors have told Moore that there is no cure at this time, and treatments can only be used to slow it down.
She is currently being treated with radiation and chemotherapy at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta under the care of her surgeon, Dr Edjah Nduom.
Nduom told WSB-TV that glioblastoma, which is the most common type of brain cancer, is not hereditary and has nothing to do with a patient’s diet or lifestyle, unlike lung cancer, which has been directly linked with smoking.
He said: “We know that our treatments do work. Radiation and chemotherapy certainly slow down lesions like this, but they don’t cure them. So that means we have to look for new options.”
According to WSB-TV, loyal viewers have sent tens of thousands of notes for Moore on the station’s website.
If you would like to send Moore a card, you can send them to WSB-TV, 1601 W Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30309.
Who are Jovita Moore’s family and children?
Moore was born on 4 October 1968, in New York, making her age 52 at the time of writing.
She is a single mother of three, Shelby (19), Marley and Josh.
According to Married Biography, Moore talks of her children as her most important accomplishment.
The news anchor keeps her private life far from public knowledge. She hasn’t disclosed information regarding her romantic affairs, including about the father of her children.