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Jovita Moore honored on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Channel 2 Anchor Jovita Moore was honored on the House floor Tuesday morning.

Moore died Oct. 28 of an aggressive form of brain cancer. She was 54.

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Georgia representative Lucy McBath spoke about Moore’s career at the U.S. Capitol and how she was an inspiration for young girls.

“Her life was a positive force for good in this world and every evening little girls saw themselves on the television knowing that one day, that they could be the woman that their community trusted at the end of each day,” McBath said. “So while we mourn her death and suffer our heartbreak, I want to take this time to celebrate the life of a woman who always stood steadfast and resolute. Who was classy and consistent in presenting us the facts and the news of the moment.”

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On Monday, GMA anchor TJ Holmes broke down in tears while reporting Moore’s death. She had been the lead anchor at WSB-TV for 20 years an mentored countless aspiring young journalists.

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“This week our hearts are with Jovita’s family and her children and my prayers are with the WSB team,” McBath said.

Moore leaves behind two children, Josh and Shelby, her stepdaughter and her mother.