Heather Moore, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, anchors the prime-time news on 3TV.
It's actually Heather's second round with Arizona's Family after first coming to the valley in 2003.
She spent five years at 3TV, and in 2008 moved to San Diego and worked as the primary anchor for KUSI's nightly news at 6 and 10 o'clock.
She returned to Phoenix 2 years later and eventually joined the prestigious CBS 5 Investigates team, before coming back to 3TV in 2014 to anchor the 8,9 & 10pm newscasts.
Heather's adventures in news have taken her to amazing heights. She was privileged to fly both with the famed Air Force Thunderbirds and also the Army's Golden Knights, where she jumped out of a plane with the performance parachute team. She's also had the chance to fly in several vintage war planes, including the B-25, B-17 and the PT-17 Stearman, covering the historic significance of the aircraft. As part of the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program, Heather was honored to fly to the bottom of the Grand Canyon in a Chinook helicopter with Santa Claus, to deliver toys to the Havasupai Indian children.
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In California, while working for her hometown station KCRA, Heather covered the historic recall of Gov. Gray Davis and subsequent election of the "Governator," countless snowy morning live shots from Blue Canyon and many devastating wildfires in the northern part of the state. One of her highlights was meeting the surviving nine Doolittle Raiders at their traditional goblet ceremony in 2003 and sharing their courageous World War II mission with viewers.
Here in Arizona, she's covered a number of education and public safety stories over the years, and at one time, chronicled the 15-day hostage standoff at the Lewis Prison in Buckeye and covered the Phoenix Serial Shooter and the Baseline Killer stories.
Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of NATAS, where she is proud to have earned an Emmy Award for her report on 'The Politics of Public Safety,' addressing why Arizona was one of the very last states to have a ban on using cell phones while driving.
Heather's professional career began as the evening anchor at KYMA in Yuma, AZ, before jumping to NBC powerhouse, KCRA in Sacramento. She likes to joke, however, that her start came much earlier.
As the middle of five kids, she was often nominated as the spokesperson for the group when it came to family gatherings.
Heather graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California, was a member of two honor societies and proudly supports her Trojans. She has a BA in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Communication in the Entertainment Industry.
A beach girl at heart, Heather enjoys the outdoors. The mother of four (and Gigi to one!) loves to travel, work-out and read, but admittedly spends most of her free time with her handsome husband, trying to keep up with their adorable son, Luke.
Being a part of Arizona's Family means connecting with each other and our community in a way that we all feel a part of something special. We share and celebrate personal victories, inspirational moments, empathize with heartbreaking loss and bring informational news of the day, hopefully touching people along the way and taking advantage of opportunities to show we care.
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