Jovita Moore dead at 53: WSB-TV Atlanta news anchor passes away after battle with rare brain cancer

ATLANTA-based news anchor Jovita Moore passed away after her battle with rare brain cancer.

According to Channel 2 Action News, Moore died on Thursday at the age of 53.

Per the outlet, the 52-year-old was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer in March.

According to the outlet, Moore was diagnosed with glioblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer.

In April, Moore underwent brain surgery after doctors discovered two masses on her brain. defines glioblastoma as a "fast-growing type of central nervous system tumor that forms from glial (supportive) tissue of the brain and spinal cord and has cells that look very different from normal cells."

The type of cancer usually occurs in adults and affects the brain more often than the spinal cord.

Moore was a part of the Channel 2 Action News since she joined the outlet in 1998.

Before joining Channel 2 Action News, Moore was stationed at WMC-TV in Memphis and KFSM in Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Arkansas.

A native New Yorker, Moore held a Master's of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.

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