“Over the past three decades, Pam’s care for our community, as well as her unwavering commitment to accuracy and fairness has earned the trust of our viewers and the respect of all who have worked in the KRON newsroom,” says Josh Palefsky, KRON’s news director.
Pam Moore, veteran journalist, and evening anchor for KRON, Nexstar’s MyNetworkTV affiliate in San Francisco, announces her retirement from the evening anchor desk.
Moore has been anchoring KRON news since March 1991, reporting and anchoring across athe station, kron4.com, and streaming service KRONon.
“I’m humbled to have shared this career with so many, this was not an easy decision, but my faith confirmed it’s time. It’s been a real blessing,” Moore shared.
A major career highlight for Moore was her work on KRON’s five-part news series About Race which garnered numerous awards, including a George Foster Peabody Award, the Pew Center Batten Prize for Civic Journalism, an In-Depth Reporting Award from the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, top honors from the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame and the Best Documentary Award from the California Associated Press Television Radio Association.
“Over the past three decades, Pam’s care for our community, as well as her unwavering commitment to accuracy and fairness has earned the trust of our viewers and the respect of all who have worked in the KRON newsroom,” says Josh Palefsky, KRON’s news director. “Pam is the journalist that all who are coming into our industry should aspire to become. Pam’s legacy, mentorship, and kindness will continue to shape our coverage for many years. We thank her for an exceptional career at KRON.”
A Detroit native, Moore graduated from the University of Michigan, where she earned a degree in radio, television and film. She began her broadcasting career as a news reporter at WJLB Radio in Detroit. From Detroit, to Dallas, Louisville, Los Angeles and Boston, Moore has been reporting the news to local communities for decades. Her work has earned her many honors.
She has been inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle, honoring her significant contribution to Northern California television, and honored for her career achievements by the Society of Professional Journalism, Northern California.
“I am most proud of all the work done in our communities, the great progress made, and the partnerships formed. They allowed me to build tremendous relationships,” she says.
Her work within disadvantaged communities has been a passion and recognized by many prominent organizations.
She received the Vanguard supporter award from the East Oakland Youth Development Center for her years of volunteering and where a college scholarship is named in her honor.
The African American Advocates honored Moore for student mentoring in Oakland and she was the first recipient of the San Francisco NAACP Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Civil Rights Award.
Moore was also recognized for her ongoing support of the United Negro College Fund and the Big Sisters Association, an organization for which she has volunteered in many cities.
She’s received honors from the 100 Black Women Trailblazer organization, the YMCA of the East Bay, and the Wiley Manuel Law Foundation
Moore won the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area Community Service Award and was honored by the League of Women Voters of San Francisco and among their “Women Who Could Be President.”
“Pam has made a tremendous positive impact in the Bay Area and will continue to do so,” says Jim Rose, KRON GM. She has been a gracious and supportive advocate for the underserved and has generously spent much of her time giving back to local organizations and communities.”
When not in the anchor chair, you could find Pam Moore contributing her time to support Bay Area nonprofits such as STEM, Women in Science, Girls Inc., Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, Bay Area Black Journalists and Performing Stars.
She is also a founding board member of Friends of Faith, an organization that supported low-income and under-insured women diagnosed with breast cancer through the Women’s Cancer Resource Center. Moore also mentored through the Oakland Rotary ‘Help Oakland Pupils Excel’ program.
“Working in Bay Area news has been a privilege,” Moore says. “I welcome the opportunities to continue to engage with all of the people I have met throughout the years.”
Although retiring from the anchor desk, viewers will still be able to see Pam Moore report across KRON platforms as a special contributor.