Jovita Moore bio: age, husband name, daughter, family, parents, other updates

For those who are conversant with the American media, the name Jovita Moore would surely ring a bell.

In case you don’t know who Jovita Moore was, she was an American television news anchor who worked for WSB-TV, which is a media outfit based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jovita Moore was at the outfit from 1998 until her death, and she had some of the best times of her career at the organisation.

Although Jovita Moore is now late, she remains a source of inspiration, especially for females who hope to pursue a career as TV news anchors.

This article is focused on what you should know about Jovita Moore, continue reading to see more.

Profile Summary

Full name Jovita Moore
Gender Female
Date of birth October 4, 1967
Place of birth New York City, USA
Age 54 years old
Year of death October 28 2021
Place of death Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Nationality American
Marital status Divorced
Ex-husband Sean Griffith (div. 2014)
Children Three
Education Bennington college, Columbia University
Profession TV anchor, reporter

Jovita Moore’s biography

Jovita Moore was born on the 4th of October 1967 in New York City, USA, but there are no details of who her father is but her mother’s name is Yvonne.

There are also no details about whether Jovita Moore had any siblings or not but she was an American by birth and celebrated her 54th birthday in October 2021 before she died that same month.

The record revealed that Jovita Moore as a child loved watching the news on television with her mom and this was part of the reason she pursue a career in the media industry.

Jovita Moore’s education

Jovita Moore holds a degree from Bennington College and a Masters’ degree in broadcast journalism from Columbia University.


Jovita Moore started her newscasting profession in Fort Smith, Arkansas where she was working with CBS offshoot KFSM-TV, she was there for three years but would later join NBC partner WMC-TV at Memphis, Tennessee.

However, she left WMC-TV to join ABC partner WSB-TV based in Atlanta, Georgia, until she died in 2021.

Award and recognition

Jovita Moore won her first Emmy award in 2001 after her news piece on cystic fibroids, which included her personal fight with the illness; Jovita would go on to win eight more Emmy awards.

Also in 2012, Jovita Moore was picked to replace Monica Kaufman Pearson, who resigned as anchor of the 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 evening reports.

Jovita Moore was granted the Silver Circle by the Southeastern Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Aside from newscasting, Jovita Moore was a key figure in groups like Atlanta Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists.

Jovita Moore’s illness and death

Medical doctors diagnosed Jovita Moore with two brain tumors in 2021 and she had successful surgery to remove them but she was again diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer which made her took a break from newscasting.

However, on the 28th of October 2021, Jovita Moore died from the disease at 54.

Jovita Moore’s personal life

Jovita Moore was married to Sean Griffith, but they separated in 2014; their union was blessed with three children: two daughters named Shelby and Lauren and a son named Joshua.