The Atlanta anchor left the ABC station suddenly in April after doctors discovered two tumors on her brain. Those tumors turned out to be Glioblastoma, which is an aggressive brain cancer that has no cure.
Her co-anchor Justin Farmer told viewers Moore did not want to be on camera when the station announced the news. Community and public affairs director Condace Pressley told viewers Moore is strong and is a fighter.
“We laugh and you know sometimes we talk about stuff and we may cry a little bit. but at the end of the day, she is a fighter, and she is surrounded by love and prayers and positivity,” said Pressley. “She’s a very strong woman and is raising three very strong kids who are, as we all are, right there with her.”
Moore is currently undergoing radiation and chemotherapy to slow the cancer’s growth.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms sent out a tweet in support of Moore. “The prayers of the righteous availeth much,” she wrote. “As a city, let us continue to keep @JovitaMoore and her family in our prayers and as one body, join in claiming healing and restoration.”
The prayers of the righteous availeth much. As a city, let us continue to keep @JovitaMoore and her family in our prayers and as one body, join in claiming healing and restoration. @wsbtv https://t.co/bC0EyUIJmm @JovitaMoore
— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) July 29, 2021