Larry Moore anchors the award-winning 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscast at KMBC. While 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. Larry began working at KMBC as a reporter in 1968, and rose through the ranks to become primary news anchor in 1972. Before becoming a television news reporter, Larry was editor and reporter for two Missouri daily newspapers and United Press International.
Larry’s television news reporting and anchoring have been honored by the Missouri Broadcasters Association, the Kansas Broadcasters Association, the Missouri Radio and Television News Association and the Kansas City Press Club. He has been chosen best television news anchor by Kansas City Media Professionals and by the readers of Squire Publications, Pitch Weekly, Ingram’s Magazine and Kansas City Magazine. Wednesday Magazine named him best(favorite) Southlander. Most recently, Squire Publications editors and readers honored Larry as Kansas City TV Person of the Century. Kansas City Magazine named him as one of Kansas City’s Top 10 Celebrities. Larry and his wife, Ruth, have five children — three daughters and two sons. They make their home in Kansas City, Mo.