Gregory L. Moore

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Gregory L. Moore is a retired American journalist who was editor of The Denver Post from 2002 to 2016.[1] Previously, he was managing editor of The Boston Globe.


A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Moore is a 1976 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University where he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science and where, as of 2016, he still served as a trustee.[2]

Moore began his 40-year journalism career in 1976 at the Journal-Herald in Dayton, Ohio; he was a reporter covering crime, education, politics and government. He spent six years at The Plain Dealer, where he began his editing career, first as state political editor in 1982 and later as day city editor.[3]

In 1986, Moore joined the Boston Globe as senior editor in charge of criminal justice and courts coverage. A year later, he was named city editor, and in 1989 he became the assistant managing editor for local news, responsible for coverage of Boston, the suburbs and the five other New England states. In 1991, he was promoted to deputy managing editor, and he was named managing editor in 1994. He supervised the newspaper's coverage of the September 11 attacks, an abortion-clinic shooting rampage, the racially charged Charles Stuart murder case and Nelson Mandela's visit to Boston.

Upon his hiring by The Denver Post, that newspaper became the largest in the U.S. with an African-American editor.[4] In his first week on the job, Moore oversaw one of the biggest breaking news stories to occur in Colorado, an arsonist's wildfire that was later dubbed the Hayman Fire.[5] The conflagration took six weeks to extinguish, destroying 132 homes and 138,000 acres (560 km2) of drought-ravaged forest. During Moore's tenure, The Denver Post won four Pulitzer Prizes, one for breaking news reporting, one for editorial cartooning and two for feature photography.[1] Moore announced his retirement March 15, 2016, telling his staff that it was time for "new challenges."[6]

Moore is a founding member of the Cleveland chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and a former member of the national association's board. In 1996, he was named Journalist of the Year by the association's New England region. In 2013, NABJ gave its Lifetime Achievement Award to Moore.[7] In 2004, he was elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board, and he was named its co-chair in 2012.[8] His nine-year term on the board ended in 2013.[9] From 1998 to 2004, he served on the board of directors of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, and he has been an instructor at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and the American Press Institute.


  1. ^ a b "Denver Post Editor Greg Moore Resigns". Denver Post. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Board of Trustees | Ohio Wesleyan University". Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  3. ^ "Greg Moore". The Denver Post. Retrieved 2016-06-26.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Barringer, Felicity (2002-05-06). "MediaTalk; Denver Post Picks Editor From Boston Globe". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  5. ^ "New Denver Editor's Baptism By Fire – Editor & Publisher". Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  6. ^ Jason Salzman Former media critic at the Rocky Mountain News; Blogger, www bigmedia org (2016-04-01). "Exit interview: Greg Moore Leaves The Denver Post After 14 Years As Editor". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  7. ^ "NABJ Honors Denver Post Editor Gregory L. Moore with Lifetime Achievement Award - National Association of Black Journalists". Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  8. ^ "Gregory Moore and Thomas Friedman elected co-chairs of Pulitzer Prize Board". May 10, 2012. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  9. ^ "Gregory L. Moore - National Press Foundation". Retrieved 2016-06-26.

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