ATLANTA — Tributes are pouring in for Channel 2′s Jovita Moore. The longtime news anchor died Thursday night after fighting an aggressive form of brain cancer.
From the Atlanta mayor, to the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., to senators, to other notable people across the country, people are paying their respects for Jovita.
We will be remembering Jovita all day long on Channel 2 Action News. Please join us to hear more about her amazing life.
Here is a list of tributes so far:
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms:
“Derek and I are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Jovita Moore. Jovita was a wonderful mother, daughter, and dear friend to many. Even those who did not know her personally felt a deep and personal connection to Jovita. She loved Atlanta dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with her children Lauren, Shelby and Joshua, her mother, and all who loved her. May her beautiful spirit soar. Jovita will be truly missed.”
President Joe Biden sent a letter to Jovita after hearing of her diagnosis. Former Congressman Cedric Richmond and senior advisor to the president released a statement on behalf of the White House.
“We offer our sincere condolences to you. Jovita was a titan in her industry. She showed so many young Black girls in the South and across the country that they could be anything that they wanted to be.”
Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia first lady Marty Kemp
“We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Jovita Moore. Over the past 6 months, she inspired us all with her strength, courage, and grace. Although she has left us here on earth, her legacy as a Georgia icon and world-class journalist will live on in the hearts of everyone who welcomed Jovita into their homes countless times to inform them about their community and keep them and their families safe. Her professionalism and dedication to her audience made Georgia a better place. It has been a true honor and pleasure knowing and working with her. Our prayers go out to Jovita’s family, including her co-workers at WSBTV and all who knew and loved her during this incredibly difficult time.”
Congressman Hank Johnson:
“I am deeply saddened at the news of the passing of Jovita Moore, and my condolences are with all who loved her. Even though we were not close friends, I held her close to my heart like a dear friend. She was a kind, cheerful professional. We will greatly miss you Jovita.”
Braves and former NLCS MVP Eddie Perez:
“I want to send my deepest condolences to Jovita’s family. A staple of the Atlanta news scene, she set the standard as a local news anchor and our city was so lucky to have her. She will be sorely missed.”
“The Atlanta Braves are deeply saddened by the passing of Jovita Moore. Atlantans loved getting their news from her and we were proud that she was a fan of our team. This city will miss her beautiful smile and soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and colleagues.”
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