ABOUT

Katie Moore is an Emmy award-winning news anchor, investigative reporter, innovative storyteller, TV talent, podcast host and content and social media professional. She’s also a mom to two littles under age 10 and a pug.

Katie was first hired as a reporter and weekend producer at KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs, CO, and by the time she left, she was the station’s Chief Political Reporter, earning a national Walter Cronkite Award for Individual Achievement in Political Journalism for her coverage of local and national elections in 2004.

Katie then landed in New Orleans, LA, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to work for legendary CBS affiliate WWL-TV. In 2019, she began anchoring prime evening newscasts at the station, helping to take viewers through the grueling years of the COVID-19 pandemic and three severe hurricanes.

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In 2020, she ventured into the world of podcasting with the highly successful launch of a true crime podcast about the murder of a small town fire chief’s wife titled “Beyond Bardstown: Lacombe“.

During her time at WWL-TV, Katie has been a regular feature on the station’s newscasts, both anchoring and reporting, earning 8 Suncoast Regional Emmy awards, Edward R. Murrow awards, story of the year honors from the New Orleans Press Club and a national Delta Sigma Chi award for investigative reporting.

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Most recently, her investigative work on a series about police use of prone holds was included in a Peabody Award-nominated series called “Prone”. You can see one of her reports on it here. That’s just one of the many in-depth investigations Katie has produced for WWL-TV.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Louisiana Department of Health stopped releasing the names of nursing homes where clusters of cases had been discovered, leaving residents and their families in the dark. Using data from Louisiana coroners, Katie uncovered where some of those clusters were and informed the public so family members could make informed choices about their loved ones’ care.

From a haunting series about the search for Ramona Brown, a girl who went missing in a 1984 house fire, to her work on a national award-winning collaboration with newspaper the New Orleans Advocate about New Orleans Police Department response times called “NOPD: Call Waiting”, to an in-depth investigative series exposing waste, mismanagement and allegations of corruption at the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board, Katie’s work as an investigative reporter has achieved results and raised awareness about issues impacting New Orleans and beyond.

Police re-opened the investigation into Ramona Brown’s disappearance, the NOPD made the reduction of response times a top priority and the Mayor of New Orleans made sweeping changes to the management of the water authority.

Additionally, Katie’s reporting on a decaying water system in the town of St Joseph, La., led state leaders to take over the town from a mayor who took little action to remedy the problem and to prioritize repairs to the water system. Two years after her reports, the town has clean, clear drinking water for the first time in a decade.

Katie began her pursuit of a TV career after graduating summa cum laude from Louisiana State University and earning a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

After internships at C-SPAN’s Washington Journal in Washington, DC, WAVE-3 News in Louisville, KY, and WBRZ in Baton Rouge, Katie’s first stories aired on WKYT-TV in Lexington, KY, while she was a correspondent based in Washington, DC.