November 19, 2021

The Columbia Club of Atlanta mourns the loss of Jovita Moore, ’90JRN

Moore, an award-winning journalist, passed on October 28 after a battle with brain cancer. She was a beloved mother and revered Atlanta journalist. For 23 years, Moore called WSB-TV home, first as a reporter and later as anchor. A native New Yorker, she was born in the Bronx and later moved to Queens. Moore said her mother insisted she read the newspaper daily, which led to her interest in news and eventually attending Columbia’s Journalism School.

In November 2019, Moore participated in the She Opened the Door: Columbia University Women's Conference that began in 2018, as a tribute to Winifred Edgerton Merrill, the first woman to receive a degree from Columbia. At that CCOA event, Moore shared life stories and life lessons. She lived by the motto “to whom much is given much is expected.” A fellow journalist asked her once, "What's next?" "Next is now," she replied, referring to her life and career. They are important words to remember about being present in the moment and living every day to the fullest. The CCOA community sends heartfelt condolences to Jovita Moore’s family, friends, and colleagues. We will miss her.

For anyone wishing to honor Jovita Moore's memory, you can donate to Our House Atlanta or The National Brain Tumor Society, two organizations that were important to her.

Jovita Moore'90JRN; Roxann Smithers '99CC '02LAW, Rickey Bevington ‘01 BC, and Edvige Jean-François'91JRN, pictured in November 2019, at the CCOA She Opened the Door event in Atlanta

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