A coalition of Arizona leaders is heading south to get a different perspective.
Holliday Moore is a native Arizonan and veteran journalist who joined KJZZ radio’s news team in January 2017.
Moore graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in mass communications after studying under the Cronkite Journalism and W.P. Carey Business Management programs. She spent nearly 20 years as a producer, reporter and anchor in television newsrooms and bureaus from California to Washington, D.C.
Extended family commitments in Arizona brought her back to Phoenix, where she covered legislative and court beats for ABC15. While there, her work earned the station a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism under the "Democracy Project," which she conceived and produced. The "Best Practices" program is now instituted at all Scripps’ affiliates nationwide.
Her television reports from sports to cultural issues earned her multiple Emmy and Associated Press nominations, including a regional Emmy for her Hopi Partition Land Act coverage.
After starting a family and managing a media company, she jumped into radio for its flexibility a decade ago and found its form allowed her to delve deeper into the long-form storytelling format. Her work in radio has garnered multiple award nominations, including two Edward R. Murrow Awards for soft and hard news topics.
Moore now teaches the long-form storytelling to the next generation of reporters at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She enjoys being back home near childhood friends and sharing the beautiful Arizona desert with her husband and young son.