Terry Moran (born December 9, 1959) is an American journalist, currently Senior National Correspondent at ABC News. Based in Washington, D.C., Moran covers national politics and policy, reporting from the Trump White House, the Supreme Court, and the campaign trail for all ABC News programs. Previously, Moran served as ABC's Chief Foreign Correspondent from 2013-2018; as co-anchor of the ABC News show Nightline from 2005-2013; and as Chief White House Correspondent from 1999-2005.
Terry Moran in 2007
Terence Patrick Moran
December 9, 1959
|ABC News Chief White House Correspondent (1999-2005);Nightline co-anchor (2005–2013); ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent (2013-2018); Senior National Correspondent (2018-)|
|Spouse(s)||Karen Osler (divorced)|
Moran was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Mount Prospect, Illinois and Barrington Hills, Illinois. He graduated from Lawrence University in 1982, where he majored in English and edited the school newspaper, The Lawrentian. After leaving Lawrence, Moran received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for "purposeful, independent exploration outside the United States, awarded to graduating seniors nominated by one of 40 partner colleges." Moran's project focused on economic development, with an emphasis on foreign capital investment, in four rural communities of the West of Ireland.
Moran began his journalism career at The New Republic magazine and then worked as a reporter and editor at the Washington D.C.-based Legal Times. From 1992 through 1997, Moran worked as a news correspondent and anchor for Court TV, where he rose to national prominence covering the trials in Los Angeles of Lyle and Erik Menendez and O.J. Simpson, as well as for his reporting on the Bosnian war crimes trials at The Hague and the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings for justices Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Moran joined ABC News in 1997. After having served as the primary correspondent assigned to the U.S. Supreme Court from 1998 to 1999, he was ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent from September 1999 to November 2005, covering the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Prior to his White House assignment, Moran covered Vice President Al Gore's presidential campaign.
As co-anchor of Nightline, Moran continued his political coverage, reporting on the presidential campaigns of 2008 and 2012, the rise of the Tea Party, and other major developments. He also traveled frequently overseas, covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the "Arab Spring" uprisings in Egypt, Libya, and Syria. As ABC's Chief Foreign Correspondent, Moran led the network's coverage on major international stories, from Brexit, to the migrant crisis in Europe, to the civil wars Syria and Ukraine, to major terror attacks in London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, and elsewhere.
Over the years, Moran's journalism work has been recognized with many awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Emmy Award, the Merriman Smith Award from the White House Correspondents' Association (twice), and the Thurgood Marshall Journalism Award.
When he was named ABC's Chief Foreign Correspondent, the then-president of ABC News Ben Sherwood said, "Terry's range as a reporter is exceptional. He is equally adept interviewing a confessed hit man in one of Mexico's most notorious gangs as he is breaking down some of the most complex Supreme Court decisions...A brilliant writer and gifted storyteller, Terry has the ability to see the story no one else sees, explain its importance to the audience, and do it all in a stylish and compelling way."
Moran married twice. He married his first wife Karen Osler in the late 1980s. In 2015, he became engaged to his second wife, Johanna Cox, a Chinese language linguist and China intelligence analyst who previously worked as a journalist at Elle magazine. She was the winner of the reality TV show Stylista. The couple has three children. Moran also has a child from his first marriage.
- Molly Stark Dean (December 9, 2010). "Who's Been Messing with Terry Moran's Wikipedia Page?". TVNewser. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
- Moran, Terry (March 12, 2019). "College admissions: The real scandal is what's perfectly legal". abcnewsgo. ABC News. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
- Lawrence University Watson Fellowship Recipients, 1969-2017 
- News, A. B. C. (19 June 2013). "Terry Moran's Biography". ABC News. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
- Ford, David (April 2, 2013). "ABC News Anchor Terry Moran Wins Merriman Smith Award For Excellence in Presidential Coverage Under Deadline Pressure for Second Time". ABCNews.com. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
- "Terry Moran Named London-Based ABC News Anchor and Chief Foreign Correspondent," http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/06/terry-moran-named-london-based-abc-news-anchor-and-chief-foreign-correspondent/
- "Nightline 2009 "Terry Moran's Moment of Truth"". ABC News. May 1, 2009.
- Heil, Emily (January 6, 2015). "ABC's Terry Moran and Johanna Cox are engaged". Washington Post.
Moran, 55, is the network's chief foreign correspondent. Cox, 34, was a Washington-based linguist who landed a job at Elle magazine in 2008 by winning the CW reality TV show “Stylista.”
- ""Stylista" winner Johanna Cox says goodbye to Elle, returns to D.C." Washington Post. November 12, 2010.
- Salinas, Alejandro (November 20, 2008). "Washingtonian Favorites: Johanna Cox -Every Thursday, we bring you interviews with noteworthy Washingtonians. This week, we catch up with Stylista contestant Johanna Cox". Washingtonian.
- ABC News Blog
- Moran, Rick (2015). "Moran vs. Moran: A conversation with my brother Terry Moran of ABC News (starts at minute 18)". Blog Talk Radio.
- Terry Moran on Twitter
- Appearances on C-SPAN
| ABC News Chief White House Correspondent
September 1999–November 2005
| Nightline anchor
November 28, 2005- With Martin Bashir and Cynthia McFadden