Larry Moore Bio, Age, Heights, KMBC 9 News, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Larry Moore Bio, Wiki

Larry Moore is an American journalist and award-winning news anchor/reporter working for KMBC 9 News serving the station as an editor/chief news anchor. He has been working with this station since 1968.

Larry Moore Age

Moore is 77 years old as of 2022. He was born on July 26, 1945, in Missouri, United States.

Larry Moore Height

Moore stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.

Larry Moore Education

A native of Missouri and a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism with a master’s degree in television news, Larry holds the distinction of having anchored the news for more years than anyone in Kansas City.

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Larry Moore Career

Moore is a KMBC 9 News Anchor Emeritus. Prior to becoming a tv news reporter, he was editor and reporter for two Missouri daily newspapers and United Press International. The Kansas Broadcasters Association, the Missouri Broadcasters Association, the Kansas City Press Club, and Television News Association, the Missouri Radio honored his television news reporting and anchoring.

Moore has been part of the reporting of nearly every major news story that has influenced the Kansas City area in the last 40 years, such as the Hyatt skywalk disaster, the Coates House fire of 1978, the Plaza flood of 1977, the Republican National Convention in Kansas City, the firefighter’s explosion, the Rep. Jerry Litton plane crash, the Chiefs’ Super Bowl Championship, the massive flood of 1993, the plane crash and death of Gov. Mel Carnahan, and the Royals’ World Series Championship.

Moore has been selected as the best television news anchor by Pitch Weekly, Kansas City Media Professionals, and by the readers of Squire Publications, Kansas City Magazine, and Ingram’s Magazine. He was named the best (favorite) Southlander by the Wednesday Magazine Moore was honored as Kansas City TV Person of the Century by Squire Publications editors and readers. Also, he was named one of Kansas City’s Top 10 Celebrities by Kansas City Magazine.

Webster is where he was honored by the university with its Community Leadership Award for his community service and professional accomplishments and he was the first person to be invited back a second time for a commencement talk. Moore was presented with the Ignatian Award for his contributions to the Rockhurst community by the Jesuit order at the Rockhurst High School commencement.

At several area fundraising events, he acted as a stage auctioneer such as the Conception Seminary fundraising gala, the University of Missouri Alumni picnic auction gala, the Central City School Fund auction, the Valentine Gala to prevent child abuse, the St. Teresa’s Academy auction, the Ozanam premiere gala, and the Rockhurst High School auction. He serves as a  master of ceremonies of the American Royal Champion Livestock auction.

An avid vegetable gardener, he is the writer of a personal on gardening titled “The 20 by 30 Backyard Garden Guide”.In 1978, the book was published by Universal Press Syndicate and is now out of print because among other gardening tips reveals his method of growing prize-winning tomatoes.

Moore is the recipient of the Zink the Zebra annual community involvement award. Again he was honored as a national communicator of the year by the National Forensics League Convention in the year 2010. He uses most of his time volunteering for community work for children. He was chosen to receive the coveted Stephen K. Douglas Award that will help him make his dream come true for chronically and seriously ill children in the Kansas City community by The national convention of the Dream Factory.

Since1984, when he helped organize the Greater Kansas City Dream Factory many youngsters with serious illnesses have had their dreams granted in the Kansas City area. So that no child ever has to be turned away because of a lack of funds he used much of his time at fund-raising events helping the Dream Factory raise more than $400,000 annually.

He was selected by the local chapter of the Dream Factory to receive the Dream Maker of the Year Award for 2001. Moore was presented as a cancer survivor by the American Cancer Society with the prestigious Ambassador of Hope Courage Award for the cancer educational campaign that he conducted on tv and in the community by sharing his personal struggle with cancer.

In order for his immunoblastic lymphoma to go into remission, he underwent extensive chemotherapy and radiation. Moore continues to experience regular extensive physical examinations and testing to maintain a clean bill of health. He, therefore, encourages patients like him fighting to survive cancer to contact him with their questions and concerns. Each month he receives inquiries from patients, who seek his advice and counsel. In the year 2006, he was honored with its first Cancer Survivorship Award at its annual survivor’s rally, which he has hosted and emceed for over 20 decades.

Moore’s advice is a three-point prescription that improves the chances of survival of cancer. Such as second opinions,  early detection, support from family and friends, and faith. He has worked at the University of Kansas Hospital as either host, emcee, or honorary chair every year since the event started.

Larry Moore KMBC 9 News

Moore works with KMBC 9 News where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Pete Grigsby
  2. Neville Miller
  3. Bryan Busby
  4. Katie Horner
  5. Nick Bender
  6. Karen Kornacki
  7. Len Jennings
  8. Len Dawson
  9. Donna Pitman
  10. Kris Ketz
  11. Emily Holwick
  12. Kelly Eckerman
  13. Cody Holyoke
  14. Rob Hughes
  15. Johnny Rowlands
  16. Brian Johnson
  17. Martin Augustine

Larry Moore’s Net Worth

In Moore’s career as a news anchor, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Larry Moore Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Larry Moore Parents and Siblings

Born and raised in the United States, Moore manages to keep information regarding his parents and whether or not he has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of his family information will be done when available.

Larry Moore Wife/ Spouse

Moore is married to Ruth. He and his wife, Ruth, are recipients of the prestigious Broderick Award, recognizing their accomplishments in the community and civic leadership.

Larry Moore Kids

Moore and his wife, Ruth, have five children — three daughters, two sons, and five grandchildren. They make their home in Kansas City, Mo.

Larry MooreTwitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on her social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Facebook page account, he has about 2.9k followers.