Award-Winning Journalist Holliday Moore Named News Director of WAER

WAER has named award-winning reporter, anchor and journalism instructor Holliday Moore as the public radio station’s next news and public affairs director. She is scheduled to start in mid-April.  


Moore arrives in Syracuse after working in the Phoenix, Arizona, market, where her extensive experience includes tenures as a Morning Edition reporter for KJZZ-FM, the local NPR affiliate; producing, anchoring and reporting for KTAR News Radio; and serving as a political and senior reporter for KNXV-TV.  

Her distinguished résumé includes two Emmy Awards, three Edward R. Murrow Awards and a Walter Cronkite Political Excellence Award. She also worked for nine years as a journalism instructor at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism.  

At WAER, Moore will lead the station’s professional staff and oversee the mission of developing Newhouse School students aspiring to be broadcasters and journalists.  

Moore’s classroom experience gives her insight into ways to help students learn and grow, while producing content that can meet the professional standards of NPR and WAER, said station general manager Chris Bolt.  

Previous stops for Moore include newsrooms in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Washington, D.C. A graduate of Arizona State with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and marketing and management,  Moore also owns and operates a news media consulting business for regional news stations, businesses and nonprofits.

About WAER

WAER Syracuse Public Media is the public radio station licensed to Syracuse University and became part of the Newhouse School in 2021.  A listener-supported NPR affiliate, WAER has a mission to enlighten, entertain and engage the local community, while also providing professional development opportunities to students. WAER broadcasts at 88.3 FM and streams online at, through the WAER mobile app and on smart speakers.