Larry Moore Biography
Larry Moore is an American Anchor working for KMBC 9 News where he serves the station as a News Anchor Emeritus since October 1993. He is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism where he obtained a Master’s Degree in television news.
Larry Moore Career
Moore works with KMBC 9 News where he serves the station as an Anchor Emeritus. He began his career in KMBC News working as a reporter in the year 1968. This was prior to rising to become a primary news anchor in the year 172. He has also previously worked as a television news reporter and was also an editor and reporter for two Missouri daily newspapers and United Press International.
His television news reporting and anchoring career has been honored by the Missouri Broadcasters Association, the Missouri Radio ad Television News Association, the Kansas City Press Club, and the Kansas Broadcasters Association.
He has been involved in the coverage of almost every major news story that has affected the Kansas City area in the past 40 years. This includes the Coates House fire of 1978, the Republican National Convention in Kansas City, the Rep. Jerry Litton plane crash, and the massive flood of 1993. Asides from this, he has covered the Plaza flood of 1977, the Chiefs’ Super Bowl Championship, the plane crash and death of Gov. Mel Carnahan, the Hyatt skywalk disaster, the Royals’ World Series Championship, and the firefighter’s explosion.
Asides from this, he has been chosen as the best television news anchor by Kansas City Professionals and by readers of Squire Publications, Ingram’s Magazine, Kansas City Magazine, and Pitch Weekly. The Wednesday magazine named him as Best(favorite) Southlander. He was also recently Squire Publications editors and readers honored as Kansas City’s Top 10 Celebrities.
He was also a frequent commencement speaker at area high schools and colleges, working at Longview Community College and Webster University. Asides from this, he was the first person to be invited back for a second time for a commencement talk at Webster where the university honored him with its Community Leadership Award for his community service and professional accomplishments. While he was at the Rockhurst High School commencement, the Jesuit order presented him with the Ignatian Award for his contribution to the Rockhurst community.
Moore also acts as a stage auctioneer at several area fundraising events. Among them includes the Valentine Gala to prevent child abuse, the University of Missouri Alumni picnic-auction-gala, the Central City School Fund auction, the Rockhurst High School auction, the St. Teresa’s Academy auction, the Ozanam premiere gala, the Conception Seminary fundraising gala. Asides from this, he was the American Royal Champion Livestock Auction.
Asides from being an avid vegetable gardener he is also an author of a personal book on gardening titled “The 20 by 30 Backyard Garden Guide”. This book, which is among other gardening tips, reveals his method of growing prize-winning tomatoes. The book was published in the year 1978 by Universal Press Syndicate and is out of print.
Previously, he has served on the community boards of the Cystic Foundation, Kansas City Community Gardens, the National Lost-Child Network, the St. Patrick’s Day parade committee, and the American Cancer Society. He has also served on boards such as the American Royal, the Ozanam Home for Boys, Avila College and the Kansas City Press Club, and the University of Health Sciences. He was also honored in the year 2004 with the high-profile Kansas City Spirit Award for his professional and community achievements.
Asides from this, he also encourages cancer patients to contact him with their questions and concerns. He also continues to receive a large number of inquiries each month from patients, many of them newly diagnosed, who seek his advice and counsel. The year 2006 saw the Bloch Cancer Foundation honor him with its first Cancer Survivorship Award at its annual survivors’ rally which he has hosted and emceed for over 20 years.
His general advice is a three-point prescription that enhances the chances of survival of cancer. It includes early detection, second opinions and support from family and friends, and faith. Larry helped organize the first Treads and Threads Gala at the Kansas Speedway in 2001. The event raises money for the Cancer Center at the University of Kansas Hospital. Larry has served as either host, emcee, or honorary chair each year since the event began.
For him, his general advice is a three-point prescription that enhances the chances of survival from cancer. This includes early detection, second opinions, support from family and friends, and faith. He has also helped organize the first Treads and Threads Gala at the Kansas Speedway in the year 2001. This event raises money for the Cancer Center at the University of Kansas Hospital. Asides from this, he has also served as the emcee, honorary chair each year since the went began, and host.
Larry Moore Awards
With his wife, the duo is the recipient of the prestigious Broderick Award which was recognizing their accomplishments in the community and civic leadership. Asides from this, he is also a recipient of the Zink the Zebra annual community involvement award. The year 2010 saw the National Forensics League Convention honor him as the national communicator of the year. The year 2007 saw him being inducted into the Silver Circle of the Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Larry helped organize the Greater Kansas City Dreams Factory in the year 1984, more than 5, 500 youngsters with chronic or serious illnesses have had their dreams granted in the Kansas City Area. She also spends countless hours every year at fund-raising events helping the Dream Factory raise more than $40,000 annually so that no child ever has to be turned away because of a lack of funds. Asides from this, the local chapter of the Dream Factory chose Larry to receive the Dream Maker of the Year Award for 2001.
He was privileged to have been presented as a cancer survivor by the American Cancer Society where he received a prestigious Ambassador of Hope Courage Award for the cancer education national campaign that he conducted on television and in the community by sharing his personal struggle with cancer. Asides from this, he also underwent extensive chemotherapy and radiation in order to enable his immunoblastic lymphoma to go into remission. He also continues to go into remission. Asides from this, he continues to undergo frequent extensive physical examinations and testing to maintain a clean bill of health.
Larry Moore Age
Moore is 77 years old as of 2022. He was born on the 26th of July 1945 in Missouri, United States. Moore celebrates his birthday on the 26th of July every year.
Larry Moore Height
He stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Larry Moore Family
Moore has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Larry has any siblings.
Larry Moore Wife
Moore is happily married to his beautiful wife, Ruth. Together, the duo received the prestigious Broderick Award. They are proud parents to their three daughters and two sons. Asides from this, they are grandparents to their five grandchildren. As a family, they call Kansas City, Mo. home.
Larry Moore Net Worth
Moore has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as an Anchor.
Larry Moore Salary
Moore earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Larry Moore KMBC 9 News
Moore works at KMBC 9 News where he works alongside other famous KMBC 9 News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Danielle Grant
- Pete Grigsby
- Neville Miller
- Bryan Busby
- Katie Horner
- Nick Bender
- Karen Kornacki
- Len Jennings
- Len Dawson
- Donna Pitman
- Kris Ketz
- Emily Holwick
- Kelly Eckerman
- Cody Holyoke
- Johnny Rowlands
- Brian Johnson
- Martin Augustine
- Rob Hughes