Angela Jacobs dies from cancer after Orlando WFTV reporter battled disease twice with co-workers leading tributes | The Sun

JOURNALIST Angela Jacobs has died after battling breast cancer.

The WFTV reporter passed away on Tuesday evening, her friend Nancy Alvarez confirmed.


She underwent five weeks of radiation, four surgeries, and 56 treatments, WFTV reports.

Emmy-winning reporter Jacobs first opened up about her cancer battle in 2020 and went into remission, before the illness returned.

In April, the journalist said she suffered an "unexpected bump" in the road regarding her health.

Alvarez said Jacobs passed away surrounded by her family.

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In a touching tribute, she said: “She fought a valiant, dignified fight against breast cancer often masking difficult moments behind her brave, radiant smile.”

Tributes have been paid to Jacobs as news of her death emerged.

WFTV journalist Shannon Butler said Jacobs was "fiercely loyal".

She said: "I never really asked Angela what she would want me to say about her death.

"She only talked about her diagnosis so it would help someone else and only talked about life, because she just wanted to live it."

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Fox35 reporter Amy Kaufeldt tweeted: "I never had a chance to meet Angela, but I always admired her work and journalistic integrity.

"We also had the exact same team of doctors for our breast cancer journeys.

"My love and prayers go out to her family, friends, and colleagues at WFTV."

Emmy-nominated journalist Jeff Allen said: "This is so shocking and sad. I had no idea she was fighting such a fierce stage of cancer.

'COURAGEOUS FIGHT'

"How courageous her fight was. She’ll be missed, and I send loving thoughts and peace to her family, friends, and colleagues."

And, Spectrum News 13 anchor Greg Angel said Jacobs was a "joy to run into in the field".

Jacobs wished her fans a Happy Fourth of July in what turned out to be her final Facebook post.

Jacobs first joined WFTV in February 2013 and has covered hurricanes and sporting events.

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She spent nine years reporting in Tampa Bay and would often contribute to Fox Sports Florida’s Rays and Lightning coverage.

According to her biography, she was also a guest co-host on NBC Sports Network.

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