Tyler Perry joins the news world as they mourn the passing of beloved Atlanta news anchor Jovita Moore after her battle with brain cancer

The city of Atlanta, including the filmmaker Tyler perry and the black journalistic community, lost a beloved figure when Jovita moore died on Thursday October 28 as a result of her battle with brain cancer. She was 54 years old.

Moore, a veteran presenter who had worked for WSB-TV since 1998, was diagnosed in April with glioblastoma – an incurable and extremely aggressive form of cancer that appears in the brain and spinal cord, as described by the Mayo Clinic. She died in the night surrounded by her family, the news channel reported on Friday (October 29th).

Jovita Moore (Credit: @jovitamoore Instagram)

Friends and colleagues have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the tragic news. The National Association of Black Journalists wrote on Twitter just hours after the news broke, that “the family deeply mourns the loss of legendary news anchor @wsbtv and longtime member @JovitaMoore.”

The organization added, “Moore battled brain cancer and inspired many people on his journey. Her legacy of kindness, her commitment to her craft and her return to helping the next generation will live on. “

Others have reflected on the legacy of the Emmy-winning presenter. “Jovita Moore has followed in the footsteps of Monica Pearson, Brenda Wood and the late Amanda Davis as one of the great news anchors in Atlanta,” one netizen wrote. “She was amazing. It’s just devastating. RIH Jovita.

CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez wrote: “I literally don’t know an Atlanta without Jovita Moore. He continued, “This is absolutely devastating and my heart hurts for her family. She has touched the lives of so many every day and her legacy will live on even in death. Rest in peace Jovita Moore.

Head of film studio Tyler perry, a longtime Atlanta resident, left a touching tribute. “We know you fought with everything you had! I will miss your beautiful smile and warm laughter, let alone see you in my living room every day. We will miss you very much my friend, “he wrote.” Many sincere prayers to your family. May your soul travel well! Life is only a moment.

The Columbia University graduate jumped into the industry as an intern at the New York Times. She spent time on the air at WMC-TV in Memphis and at KFSM in Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Arkansas, before moving to WSB-TV, where her work later won her multiple Emmy awards.

The news anchor is survived by her mother, two children and a stepdaughter.

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