Greg Moore, Wayne State journalism alumnus, named AP Milwaukee Correspondent
Graduates of the Wayne State University Department of Communications are well represented in the Detroit media, and one alumnus is making his presence felt across Lake Michigan in Wisconsin.
The AP announced July 1 that AP West Editor and Wayne State journalism alumnus Greg Moore has been named supervisory correspondent in the AP's Milwaukee bureau. In his new role, Moore will be tasked with elevating and shaping the reporting of stories that come across his desk, which will cover a wide range of topics relevant to the city and region (government, politics, etc.).
Moore doesn't begin his new job until August, but is already champing at the bit to get started. "What I'm most looking forward to, and what I love most about this field, is playing a key role in telling people a story," said Moore. "I just love helping people get what they need to know, and why."
Moore joined AP in 2011, and prior to being named supervisory correspondent in Milwaukee, he served as an editor on the West regional desk, working on major stories, such as gay marriage, healthcare reform, and both the 2012 presidential election and 2014 midterm elections.
"Greg has shown himself to be a strong newsman, with a keen eye for what makes a good story," said Doug Glass, AP's news editor for Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. "We're excited to have him take on the challenge of shaping AP's report in Milwaukee."
Moore graduated from the Wayne State journalism program in 2003, and before joining AP, he spent time working at the Kansas City Star, Detroit Free Press, and Columbus (Georgia) Ledger-Enquirer. Moore has also served as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University's Walker Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Moore says the education he got from Wayne State played a crucial role in helping him develop into the journalism professional he is today.
"I can't overstate how important Wayne State was to my development," Moore said. "Wayne State not only taught me the theory of journalism, but I learned about its practical application and was given access to major media professionals and decision makers. I got to see how and why they make the decisions they do when it comes to the news."