Thursday, May 26, 2022

GMA’s T.J. Holmes Becomes Emotional Paying Tribute to Late Atlanta Anchor Jovita Moore [VIDEO]

TJ Holmes, Jovita Moore
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*Last month, beloved Atlanta news anchor Jovita Moore lost her seven-month battle with brain cancer.

Colleagues, fans, friends, and people of note responded on social media with condolences.

The longtime WSB journalist announced in July that she had undergone surgery in April shortly after doctors discovered two masses that were confirmed to be glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. 

“Good Morning America‘s” T.J. Holmes became emotional while paying tribute to Moore on Monday’s broadcast.

 “From our ABC News family, we are remembering Jovita Moore this morning, a beloved anchor at ABC affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta,” he began. 

“I moved to Atlanta as a CNN anchor and she took me in, and that woman was special,” he said. “I’m sorry — I didn’t realize I had to do this read this morning, and Jovita was something special.” 

Watch the clip below.

READ MORE: We Remember: Legendary Atlanta News Anchor Jovita Moore Dies of Brain Cancer | VIDEO

“Nothing to apologize for,” co-host Robin Roberts replied. “It was special when she would come and visit us here in the studio, and I absolutely agree with you — her personality, so electric … and such a beautiful smile and beautiful person.”

“She was a queen there in Atlanta,” Holmes added. “I spent countless times with her and just — she was a special lady.”

Doctors discovered two tumors on Moore’s brain earlier this year.

“I was concerned about why, all of a sudden, I was forgetful, and disoriented. Just not feeling myself, and feeling like I was in a fog,” she said in April.

Tributes poured in for Moore following the news of her death. Tyler Perry tweeted: “We know you fought with all you had! I will miss your beautiful smile and warm laughter, let alone seeing you in my living room everyday. You will be missed greatly my friend. Many heartfelt prayers to your family. May your soul travel well! Life is but a moment.”

Martin Luther King III added: “May God bless @jovitamoore as her battle with brain cancer comes to an end. For 20+ years, I have watched Jovita highlight issues impacting Atlantans & I have appreciated every interview that my family and I had with her. Sending love to her family, friends and @wsbtv colleagues.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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