2021 marks the beginning of Randy Moore’s fifth decade in broadcast journalism. Randy has been a fixture not only on television news, but in the very life of Evansville and the Tri-State area.
Randy was born and raised in Evansville and has spent his entire career in his hometown. He is a graduate of Harrison High School and Ball State University. Randy started his career in 1980 as a general assignment reporter at WTVW Channel 7. Randy’s goal was to cover sports and in 1981, he took over as weekend sports anchor. Only one year later, he was promoted to sports director. With his early training and experience in hard news, Randy approached sportscasting not so much as a fan, but as a journalist.
Recognizing his journalistic heart and mind and his popularity in the market, WTVW management promoted Randy to evening news anchor in 1990. He led the station’s reporting of every major story for 30 years. Those stories included the crash of a C-130 into a hotel and restaurant, the visit of Pope John Paul II, the execution of Timothy McVeigh, the 911 terror attacks, and a devastating tornado that tore through parts of Kentucky and Indiana killing 25 people.
In 2014, Randy moved to 14 News and took over anchoring the 5, 6, and 10 PM newscasts. Randy has won most every award recognizing excellence in TV news, including several regional Emmys and Murrows as well as a national Murrow. He has also won numerous other awards, including those from the Indiana Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press.
Randy was inducted into the Indiana AP Broadcasters Association [APBA] Hall of Fame in 2018. In 2017, Randy entered the Evansville Ball Hall of Fame for his coverage of youth sports. He has many times been voted Evansville’s favorite television news personality.
Randy has given back to the industry through memberships in NATAS Ohio Valley and NPPA and by occasionally teaching courses at the local universities and returning to Ball State to mentor aspiring journalists. He won Ball State’s TCOM alumnus of the year award in 2012.
Randy has supported community causes through board memberships, including the Friends of Bosse Field, the Masonic Learning Center (dyslexia), Evansville Dance Theater and One Book, One Community. For more than 20 years, Randy hosted the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
Randy’s community involvement reached its pinnacle when he and his first wife, Ann, founded the Evansville chapter of Gilda’s Club, which has since changed its name to Cancer Pathways Midwest. Randy and Ann started development of Gilda’s when Ann was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After Ann died, Randy finished the work they started and today, Cancer Pathways Midwest supports hundreds of people living at every stage of cancer as well as their families and friends.
Randy is also a part-time pastor in the United Methodist Church.
Randy and his wife, Lisa, have 6 grown children, three grandsons and one granddaughter.