Terry Moran

Chief Foreign Correspondent for ABC News
Terry Moran

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London-based Terry Moran is ABC News’ chief foreign correspondent and an anchor for the network. He has led the program’s distinguished coverage of the major news stories in the last several years and before relocating overseas, was an anchor for Nightline, World News, and other ABC News broadcasts. Moran is also a print journalist who has written for many publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the New Republic Magazine – where he began his career in journalism. He addresses current events, covering politics and contemporary issues like healthcare and offering a behind-the-scenes look at what happens after the cameras stop rolling during his legendary interviews. A brilliant writer and gifted storyteller, Moran has the ability to see the story no one else does, explain its importance to the audience, and do it all in a stylish and compelling way.

Covering Politics and Law. Before Nightline, Moran was anchor of World News Tonight Sunday. He also served as ABC’s chief White House correspondent for six years, chronicling the administrations of President Clinton and George W. Bush. With more than 10 years devoted to covering law, Moran is also a veteran and award-winning court reporter with a deep understanding of the Supreme Court and its history. From 1998–1999, he was the primary ABC News correspondent assigned to the U.S. Supreme Court. Before ABC News, Moran was a correspondent and anchor for Court TV. There, he received critical acclaim for his nightly coverage of the murder trial of O.J. Simpson and for his extensive reports during the trial of Erik and Lyle Menendez. Prior to that, he was a reporter and the assistant managing editor for Legal Times. As chief foreign correspondent, Moran contributes to coverage of landmark Supreme Court decisions.

Major News Breaks. Moran has reported from all over the world and covered all forms of breaking news – political, legal, geopolitical/military, and entertainment. He chronicled the 2008 presidential campaign, interviewing all the major players and reported on Vice President Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign and its subsequent legal battle. Moran was also a key member of the ABC News team covering 9/11. He continued to report on all aspects of the war on terror while covering the Bush administration. He also lent his expertise to myriad other domestic stories.

Moran also reported extensively from overseas. He covered the conditions of Guantanamo Bay and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and interviewed General David Petraeus, Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Vice President Dick Cheney, and President Bush in the process. He also traveled to the Balkans to report on the war in Kosovo and its troubled aftermath. For Court TV, Moran traveled to Bosnia and the Netherlands to cover the first international war-crimes trial since World War II. Moran has also interviewed a wide range of celebrities, musicians and authors, including Kanye West, Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman, Francis Ford Coppola, and Ryan Seacrest.

Awards. Moran was honored by the White House Correspondents Association with the Merriman Smith award, for excellence in presidential reporting on deadline. In 2007, he received the George Foster Peabody award for his work reporting and anchoring the one-hour ABC News documentary Out of Control: AIDS in Black America. He also received the Thurgood Marshall Journalism Award.

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Breaking News with Terry Moran. Moran has reported from all over the world and covered all forms of breaking news – political, legal, geopolitical, military, and entertainment. He draws from his bevy of reporting to give audiences a balanced view of current events both home and abroad. Sharing stories from his personal experiences, he weaves insights into the hot topics of the day, and discusses the key players and potential outcomes behind the headlines. 

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