Jovita Moore is a news reporter for WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. She has worked for this organization for the past nearly 2 decades.
Jovita Moore’s birth, age, childhood, and education
Jovita Moore was born on 5 October 1968. She is of African ethnicity. Jovita Moore used to stay with her mother in a one-bedroom apartment. Talking about that time, Jovita Moore said:
“I grew up in a one bedroom apartment, and we only had one TV. So when my mother came home from work and turned on the news, I would sit there and watch with her,”
Jovita used to love to keep up-to-date with the latest news in her childhood. She said:
“I was the kid who always knew current events. I read the paper as a child, The New York Times and the Daily News, and then I would go to school and talk about it.”
When Moore was at Bennington College (1985-1989) for her BA in literature, one of her professors had suggested that her writing style was good enough for her to consider taking up journalism as a profession. Moore was encouraged and she joined a summer internship at the Amsterdam News in Harlem. Moore later said of the time:
“It was hands-on because the staff was so small. This was before the Internet, before cell phones, so I had to go out, get information, and come back and put together stories. After that experience, I guess I was bitten.”
She went on to intern at The New York Times during her second and senior years at college. She soon realized that her print news was late than the TV news. She said:
“[My internship] was definitely a great introduction to reporting the news, but what was frustrating was that I’d be sitting in the newsroom and the same story that I was working on would already be live on TV. I started to get the difference of television news – the immediacy, the urgency.”
So she joined the Columbia University-Graduate School of Journalism and did her Masters in Broadcast Journalism (1989-1990).
Jovita Moore’s broadcast career
She first joined the New York Times TV station. It was a one-man band and she had to shoot, drive the truck, carry her equipment and also do the interview, all alone. She then went on to join another TV station in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was at this station for three years. She soon got promoted to an anchor at this station.
In 1993, Jovita took up a job with a station in Memphis. Though the place was good, Jovita wanted a bigger place to work at and then after a one year search managed to get a job with Atlanta’s WSB-TV.
She joined WSB-TV at the Greater Atlanta Area. She joined this broadcast media in April 1998 and has been working with them for the past 19 years and 7 months. She started as a weekend anchor. She was ready to do all the jobs to learn. She used to also go to the streets and interview.
She was then diagnosed with uterine fibroids (benign tumors). She did a story on this disorder and it received an Emmy award in 2001. Talking about her success, Jovita said:
“It was a great feeling of satisfaction for me that I had won because it was my labor of love. It was a story that I felt was important and educational for women and viewers.”
In 2012, she got the primetime slot on the channel. She felt that she was prepared for it and it was her fans and superiors support that made it possible.
She is a member of various organizations and charity foundations. She earns a handsome salary but her net worth is not known.
Jovita Moore’s personal life
Jovita Moore is possibly married with three children. But it is not known as to what is her husband’s name or vocation. She uploads pictures of her children but never of her husband. It is not known whether the couple is divorced and she is a single mother. Some websites have mentioned that she is not married. Things are not very clear on that front. Jovita’s eldest daughter Shelby had got her learner’s permit this April 2017.