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WSB-TV presenter Jovita Moore dies in battle with brain cancer

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WSB-TV presenter Jovita Moore dies in battle with brain cancer

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Longtime Channel 2 Action News anchor Jovita Moore has died from a battle with brain cancer, WSB-TV confirmed on Friday.

  • Moore, who was diagnosed with glioblastoma in April, died overnight surrounded by his family, the station said.

Why is this important: Moore, one of WSB’s most popular journalists and recognized faces, anchored the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. TV news for Affiliate ABC.

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Details: In the spring, doctors found two lumps on her brain, which were removed and later determined to be glioblastoma.

  • Glioblastoma is an extremely aggressive form of cancer that starts in the brain and spinal cord, according to the Mayo Clinic. There is no cure, says WebMD.

  • Treatment is difficult, but could slow the progression and symptoms of the disease, adds the Mayo Clinic.

Prior to joining WSB in 1998, Moore worked at WMC-TV in Memphis and KFSM in Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Arkansas, WSB said. She is survived by her mother and two children, the news channel said.

Friends and colleagues have taken to social media to express their respects and condolences to Moore’s family:

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms also released a statement on Moore’s death;

“Derek and I are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Jovita Moore. Jovita was a wonderful mother, daughter and friend to many. Even those who did not know her personally felt a deep and personal connection to Jovita. She loved Atlanta. . tenderly. Our thoughts and prayers are with her children Lauren, Shelby and Joshua, her mother and all who loved her. May her beautiful spirit fly. Jovita will be truly missed. “

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

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