Jovita Moore anchored the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on Channel 2 Action News until her death in 2021.
Jovita joined the WSB-TV family in 1998. Her previous stations included WMC-TV in Memphis, Tennessee and KFSM in Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Jovita earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. She had a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont.
Jovita was a native New Yorker who proudly called Atlanta home. Jovita was a devoted mom who also spent countless hours with civic associations and non-profit organizations across metro Atlanta. She mentored students and sat on several boards of directors.
In 2017, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Southeast Chapter honored Jovita with one of its most prestigious career awards, the induction into the Silver Circle. Jovita was a member of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists. She was a member of Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2007, and a member of Outstanding Atlanta’s Class of 2004. She was featured on the 2007 list of 40 Under 40 by Georgia Trend Magazine, and was selected as one of Jezebel magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful. Jovita received several Emmy Awards during her years at WSB-TV.
She always said her most important accomplishments were her children.
In the spring of 2021, Jovita was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. Her fight and positivity inspired everyone who knew her. Jovita passed away on October 28th, 2021.