“I moved to Atlanta as a CNN anchor and she took me in, and that woman was special,” Holmes said. “I’m sorry. I didn’t realize I had to do this read this morning, and Jovita was something special.”
“Nothing to apologize for,” said “GMA” host Robin Roberts, who worked in Atlanta in the late 1980s at WAGA-TV and V-103. “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 said. “I spent countless times with her... she was a special lady.”
A private family funeral will be held Friday.