NABJ Honors Denver Post Editor Gregory L. Moore with Lifetime Achievement Award
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Posted by: Tiane Johnson
(April 8, 2013)--The National
Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is pleased to announce that Gregory L.
Moore, Editor of The Denver Post, is to receive the Lifetime Achievement
Award, the organization’s highest honor. NABJ’s Board of Directors selected
Moore for the award.
"Greg Moore is an
innovative and inspiring leader who has found creative ways to meet the unique
challenges faced in an ever-changing newsroom," said NABJ President
Gregory Lee, Jr. "Throughout his career he has been a newsroom leader who
helped his team cover the day's big stories with the highest ethics, a bit of
creativity, and a desire to serve the public. His career is certainly worthy of
Moore is one of
several honorees who will be recognized at the association’s Salute to
Excellence Gala on August 3 during NABJ's
38th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Orlando.
"I am overwhelmed and
gratified to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award,” Moore said. "It's
an honor to be among some of the industry's greats. I am not done yet, but I am
going to enjoy this. Thank you NABJ for making my day."
Moore has been editor of The
Denver Post since June 2002. Prior to that he was managing editor of The
Boston Globe where he had
earlier been deputy managing editor, assistant managing editor for local news,
city editor, and senior assistant city editor.
"Greg is an inspired
choice for NABJ's Lifetime Achievement Award, although his impressive body of
work appears far from complete,” said Mark Russell, editor of the Orlando Sentinel. "In Dayton, Cleveland,
Boston and Denver, stories of Greg's reporting and editing prowess are
legendary. He has overseen Pulitzer-winning teams in two cities. He is one of
the nation's top editors, yet he finds time to mentor dozens of journalists,
myself included. He's also a true Renaissance man. A pop culture and
sports junkie, Greg can discuss arcane sports trivia or debate whether Prince
or Morris Day was the better dancer. He also knows his way around a museum and
could hold his own in a discussion of great opera singers.”
Moore has also reported
for what was then the Dayton Journal Herald, before holding reporting
and editing positions at The Plain Dealer in his native Cleveland.
Moore is a 1976 graduate
of Ohio Wesleyan University. He is currently co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize
Board. A recipient of Journalist of the Year Award from the New England Chapter
of the National Association of Black Journalists, he is also a former NABJ
An advocacy group established in 1975 in
Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in
the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other
support to its members worldwide. For more information, please visit www.nabj.org.