Larry Moore


Larry Moore anchors the award-winning 6pm and 10pm news on KMBC-TV Channel 9 News, the ABC affiliate in Kansas City.  For the past three years, his 10pm newscast has been the #1 ranked newscast in the entire nation for all ABC affiliates.  Larry holds the distinction of having anchored the news for more years than anyone in Kansas City.  He has been involved in the coverage of almost every major news story that has affected the Kansas City area including the Hyatt skywalk disaster, Rep. Jerry Litton’s plane crash, the massive flood of 1993, the Chiefs’ Super Bowl Championship, the Royals’ World Series championship, and the plane crash and death of Gov. Mel Carnahan.

Larry has been honored by the Missouri Broadcasters Association, the Kansas Broadcasters Association, the Missouri Radio and Television News Association and the Kansas City Press Club for his television news reporting and anchoring.  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.  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, alongside George Brett, Buck O’Neil, and Len Dawson.

Using his celebrity status to help many organizations, Larry devotes much of his community volunteer work to children.  He helped organize the Greater Kansas City Dream Factory and has had a direct hand in granting many of the 5,000+ dreams for children with chronic or serious illnesses in the Kansas City area.  With Larry’s help at fund-raising events, the Dream Factory raises more than $400,000 annually and has never had to turn a child away because of lack of funds.  The Dream Factory chose Larry to receive the Dream Maker of the Year Award and gives college scholarships each year that bear his name.

The American Cancer Society presented Larry, a cancer survivor, with the prestigious Ambassador of Hope Courage Award for the cancer educational campaign that he conducted on television and in the community by sharing his personal struggle with cancer.  Fortunately, he has been in remission for over 15 years.  He continues to receive a large number of inquiries each month from cancer patients who seek his advice and counsel.

In the little spare time he has, Larry tends a large garden.  As a certified master gardener, he successfully harvests high quality vegetables such as tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, peas, green beans, and potatoes every year.  For gardening tips and more about Larry, check out "Larry's Page" at KMBC.com.

In November 2013, Larry officially became "Anchor Emeritus" at KMBC, meaning he no longer anchors the daily newscasts...otherwise known as "semi-retirement".  Listen for his very famous voice as the announcer for the National Foxtrot Horse Shows in Ava, MO in 2014!