Erin Moriarty

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Erin Moriarty
Born Erin F. Moriarty
(1952-04-06) April 6, 1952 (age 64)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Residence New York City
Education Ohio State, B.A.
Ohio State, J.D.
Occupation News anchor, reporter, correspondent
Notable credit(s) Emmy Award
Overseas Press Club
International Association of Women in Radio and Television Award
Children 1

Erin F. Moriarty (born April 6, 1952) is an American television news reporter and correspondent. She works as a correspondent for 48 Hours Mystery. She has won national Emmy Awards several times.

Early life[edit]

Moriarty attended Upper Arlington High School in Columbus, Ohio, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Ohio State University, where she was also a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She received a law degree from Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.[1]


In 1979-1980, Moriarty worked as a reporter for a Columbus-based NBC affiliate WCMH-TV. She also cohosted the local PM Magazine program with Steve Shannon at WCMH-TV. In 1980-1982 for the Baltimore-based CBS (at the time, ABC) affiliate WJZ-TV and in 1982-1983, for CBS affiliate WJKW-TV in Cleveland. From 1983-86, Moriarty served as a consumer reporter for WMAQ-TV in Chicago. In 1986, she joined CBS News where she has served as a consumer correspondent for CBS This Morning and the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. In 1990, she joined the CBS News program 48 Hours as a correspondent.

Moriarty has collaborated with colleague Nancy Giles on two weekly public-affairs radio series under the Giles and Moriarty banner, one for WPHT in Philadelphia in 2003-04 and another for Greenstone Media in 2007. Both shows were produced at the facilities of the CBS Radio Network.[1]

In 2008, Moriarty co-authored "Death of a Dream" with Paul LaRosa, a CBS News producer.[2][3] The book examines the 2005 murder of dancer Catherine Woods in New York, and the subsequent trial and conviction of Paul Cortez.

She has also been seen narrarating recent episodes of 48 Hours Mystery.


  • 9-time national Emmy Award winner[4]
  • Recipient of the 2001 Overseas Press Club Award
  • 2-time winner of the Association of Women in Radio and Television Gracie Allen Award
  • Top 100 Award from Irish Magazine honoree
  • Recipient of the Outstanding Consumer Media Service Award presented by the Consumer Federation of America
  • Recipient of the Crime Hottie Award presented by True Crime Uncensored.

Personal life[edit]

Moriarty lives in New York City with her husband, who is also an attorney, and their son.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Erin Moriarty". CBS News. 1998-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Paul LaRosa. Death of a Dream Synopsis". Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  3. ^ Feran, Tim (2008-03-31). "TV Reporter Looks Closely at Murder of Dancer -". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  4. ^ "RICHARD SCHLESINGER and Erin Moriarty" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  5. ^ ""48 Hours"' Erin Moriarty reflects on iconic CBS News broadcast".