Larry Moore Profile
Larry Moore is an American Award-winning News Anchor/Reporter currently working for KMBC-TV since 1968. He is currently an Editor/Chief News Anchor of the station. He started as a reporter at KMBC 9 News and worked his way up to become a Chief News Anchor, as well as an Editor in 1972. Moore has the distinction of having served as the News Anchor in Kansas City for the longest period of time, than anyone else.
Prior to coming to KMBC, he held the positions of Reporter and Editor for the United Press International, as well as for 2 Missouri daily newspapers.
Moore is a proud alumnus of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where he earned his master’s degree in TV news.
The Missouri Radio and Television News Association, the Missouri Broadcasters Association, the Kansas City Press Club, and the Kansas Broadcasters Association, have all recognized Moore’s TV news anchoring and reporting.
Moore has covered nearly every major news story that has affected the Kansas City area in the last 4 decades, including the Coates House fire of 1978, the Hyatt skywalk disaster, the severe flood of 1993, and the Plaza flood of 1977. Also, the firefighters’ explosion, the plane crash of Rep. Jerry Litton, the Chiefs’ Super Bowl Championship, the Republican National Convention in Kansas City, the plane crash that caused the death of Gov. Mel Carnahan, and the Royals’ World Series Championship were among the major news stories that Moore covered.
Ingram’s Magazine, the Kansas City Magazine, Kansas City Media Professionals and readers of Squire Publications, and Pitch Weekly, voted him “Best TV News Anchor”. Also, Moore was chosen greatest Southlander by Wednesday Magazine. Moore has been recently named Kansas City TV Person of the Century by Squire Publications readers and editors. In addition, he was named one of Kansas City’s Top 10 Celebrities by Kansas City Magazine.
Quick Facts About Larry Moore
|Full Name||Larry Moore|
|Age||76 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 Million- $5 Million|
Moore speaks in area high schools and universities on a regular basis, lately at Webster University and Longview Community College. He is the only individual to be asked back to Webster University for a second commencement speech after receiving the university’s Community Leadership Award for his community service and career achievements. The Jesuit order honored Larry with the Ignatian Award for his contributions to the Rockhurst community during the Rockhurst High School commencement.
Moore is an ardent vegetable gardener and the author of “The 20 by 30 Backyard Garden Guide,” a personal gardening book. The book, which includes Larry’s method for cultivating prize-winning tomatoes among other gardening suggestions, was released by Universal Press Syndicate in the year 1978 and is currently out of print.
Moore holds the Zink the Zebra annual community participation award. He was named national communicator of the year 2010, at the National Forensics League Convention. He was inducted into the Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Midwest Chapter in the year 2007.
Moore has worked at the American Cancer Society, the American Royal, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Ozanam Home for Boys, the Kansas City Community Gardens, the St. Patrick’s Day parade committee, and the National Lost-Child Network. Also, he has served at Avila College, the Kansas City Press Club’s community boards, and the University of Health Sciences. He received the high-profile Kansas City Spirit Award in the year 2004 for his professional and community achievements.
Moore invests a significant portion of his volunteer community service to youngsters. He was honored at the Dream Factory’s national conference with the prestigious Stephen K. Douglas Award for his contributions to making dreams come true for dangerously and chronically sick children in the Kansas City area. More than 5,500 children with chronic or catastrophic illnesses have had their wishes granted in the Kansas City area since Moore helped launch the Greater Kansas City Dream Factory in 1984. Every year, Larry volunteers many hours at fund-raising events to help the Dream Factory generate over $400,000 so that no child is ever turned away due to a lack of cash.
Moore was chosen by the local Dream Factory chapter to earn the Dream Maker of the Year Award in the year 2001.
Larry Moore Cancer
Moore is a cancer survivor who received the prestigious Ambassador of Hope Courage Award from the American Cancer Society for his cancer educational campaign. He conducted the campaign on TV and in the community by sharing his personal battle with cancer. He continues to be subjected to thorough physical tests and testing in order to maintain his good health. Patients with cancer are encouraged to contact Larry with their questions and concerns. Each month, he receives a considerable number of inquiries from individuals seeking his assistance and counsel, many of whom are newly diagnosed. He has a piece of general advice that consists of a three-point prescription that increases the chances of cancer survival. The advice includes; Early detection, faith, and second opinions, and family and friend support. In the year 2001, Moore assisted in the planning of the first Treads and Threads Gala at the Kansas Speedway. The event raises funds for the University of Kansas Hospital’s Cancer Center. Since the event’s inception, Moore has served as honorary chair, emcee, or host, each year.
Larry Moore Age
Moore is 76 years old as of 2021. He was born on July 26, 1945, in Missouri, United States. He, therefore, celebrates his birthday on the 26th of July every year.
Larry Moore Height
Moore stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Larry Moore Family
Moore spent all of his youth and childhood in Missouri. Information regarding Moore’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, there will be an update as soon as it’s available.
Larry Moore Wife
Moore is in marriage with his lovely spouse, Ruth. The couple takes pride in being “mom and dad” to their 5 children, 2 sons, and 3 daughters. Also, they feel proud of being “grandpa and grandma” to their 5 grandchildren. Moore and his wife have been honored with the renowned Broderick Award, which recognizes their contributions to the community and civic leadership. The couple currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri.
Larry Moore Salary
Being one of the top journalists for KMBC 9 News, Moore earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Larry Moore Net Worth
Moore has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million- $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a News Anchor and Reporter.
Larry Moore KMBC 9 News
At KMBC 9 News Moore works alongside
- Rob Hughes
- Bryan Busby
- Kris Ketz
- Cody Holyoke
- Kelly Eckerman
- Haley Harrison
- Lara Moritz
- Donna Pitman
- Len Dawson
- Len Jennings
- Karen Kornacki
- Nick Bender
- Pete Grigsby
- Katie Horner
- Emily Holwick
- Neville Miller