Joe Moore (television journalist)

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Joe Moore is an American television personality. He is known mainly as the principal news anchor at KHON-TV in Honolulu, Hawaii; the state's Fox affiliate and highest-rated station. He is also a professional actor and playwright.

Early life, military[edit]

Growing up in Honolulu, Moore attended Aiea High School for three years,[1] but graduated from Beavercreek High School in Beavercreek, Ohio, where his father, a career United States Air Force officer, was stationed. He attended the University of Maryland, College Park where he majored in communication and history, but after two years of college, he enlisted in the United States Army.[1] Moore served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War with the Army's 25th Infantry Division in Cu Chi, Vietnam, and the American Forces Vietnam Network in Saigon[1] with close friend Pat Sajak.


Moore returned to Hawaii in 1969,[1] joined KGMB as sports anchor under mentor and news director Bob Sevey. After nine years as part of the market-dominating news team at KGMB, Moore moved to KHON-TV which was then Hawaii's NBC affiliate (it joined Fox in 1995). Within a few years, KHON had passed KGMB as the top-rated station in Hawaii—a lead it continues to hold. In 2008, KHON-TV extended Moore's contract as lead news anchor for ten years.

Dramatic arts[edit]

Moore has starred in two independent motion pictures, Goodbye Paradise (1991, featuring James Hong and Pat Morita), and Moonglow (2000, co-starring Milo O'Shea and Joanna Cassidy)

He has appeared in various episodes of network television series based in Hawaii, including Hawaii Five-O, Magnum P.I, Jake and the Fat Man, One West Waikiki, and Tour of Duty.[1]

Moore has also starred in live theatrical productions, most recently, 2014 at Hawaii Theatre in Honolulu, the dramatic comedy "Wrestling Ernest Hemingway", co starring Pat Sajak, based on the 1993 Warner Bros. screenplay by Steve Conrad. In early stage comedies, Moore co-starred with Sajak in Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (2001) and The Honeymooners (2004). Moore wrote and appeared in Prophecy and Honor (2007, co-starring Richard Dreyfuss and George Segal). He co-starred with Sajak in the Bernard Sabath play The Boys in Autumn in 2010 at the Hawaii Theatre. In the summer of 2012 he starred as Oscar in Neil Simon's The Odd Couple at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre (co-starring Sajak). In 2013 Moore co-starred with Patty Duke in "Heaven Forbid!", based on the BBC series Wating for God at Hawaii Theatre.[2][3] Among the other produced plays that Moore has written and appeared in are Will Rogers Returns, The Buck Stops Where?, A Conversation with Mozart, John Wayne: The Man Behind the Legend, The Heydrich Covenant, The Best Show in America: Will Rogers on Politics, Dirty Laundry, Unlikely Lawman and Righteous Revenge.

Personal life[edit]

Moore has been married to his wife Teresa, since 1991, and has one son, Bryce, who was born in 1998.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Joe Moore - Anchor | KHON Anchors". 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-08-08. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 
  2. ^ "HECO Breaks Wind { Realistic Budgets { Wal*Mart Downtown? { Nominate a Small Business". Hawaii Reporter. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 
  3. ^ "Patty Duke and Joe Moore to Star in Heaven Forbid! to Support Historic Hawaii Theatre" (Press release). Hitting the Stage. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 

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