Corey Moore Reporter
Corey Moore is a news reporter at KPCC: Southern California Public Radio. Before joining KPCC, Corey worked as a producer and associate editor for "The Tavis Smiley Show" and "News and Notes" at NPR-West in Culver City.
In Washington, DC, Moore worked several years as a news anchor for Metro Networks. He also produced for BET News and the city’s government television station.
Moore earned a BA degree at Wayne State University in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan where he started his broadcast journalism career at two of the city’s top stations, WJLB-radio and WDIV-TV, the local NBC affiliate.
In his spare time, he enjoys screenwriting, his “Drenched” kickboxing class in North Hollywood, legal thriller novels and any old sidesplitting episode of "The Simpsons."
Stories by Corey Moore
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo will stand trial for a conflict of interest charge.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge could rule Wednesday on whether former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo will stand trial on two more criminal charges.
Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday morning to answer more corruption charges against him.
Former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo will be back in court Tuesday in Los Angeles to face conflict of interest charges. It's the last round of preliminary hearings for eight city leaders who'll stand trial for more than 60 counts of fraud. As attorneys prepare for what could be a lengthy trial, the people who live in Bell have begun working to restore a city government that's in shambles.
Former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo takes a familiar seat Tuesday in a Los Angeles courtroom. An L.A. County Superior Court judge will consider more criminal allegations against Rizzo, days after the court ordered him to stand trial on dozens of fraud charges.
The man accused of running a scam that bilked Bell city of nearly $6 million is headed to trial. A judge ruled that there’s enough evidence to show former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo committed more than 50 counts of fraud.
A judge has ordered former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo and his assistant to stand trial on charges they looted millions of dollars from taxpayers.
As expected, residents in the city of Bell voted in force to recall four City Council members who face public corruption charges. More than 95 percent percent of voters chose to oust Mayor Oscar Hernandez, Vice Mayor Teresa Jacobo, George Mirabal and Luis Artiga, who resigned late last year.
Activists in the southeastern L.A. County city of Bell say they expect a big turnout at the polls today. For months, many voters there have paid close attention as prosecutors filed corruption charges against several city leaders. People in Bell will choose new occupants for five City Council seats – and may recall two other council members and the mayor.
There was more testimony about Bell city employee contracts on Monday as a preliminary hearing for several city officials who face corruption charges continues. Prosecutors and defense attorneys grilled former Bell City Attorney Edward Lee on the witness stand. At issue is whether Lee had signed employee contracts after Bell became a charter city.
People in Bell are remembering City Council candidate Miguel Sanchez. The 34-year-old activist and special ed teacher’s aide died Friday. His relatives say Sanchez suffered from flu-like symptoms.
Bell’s former city attorney Edward Lee testified Friday that he’s unaware how his signature got onto several contracts that increased the salary for former city manager Robert Rizzo.
The city of Bell in southeastern Los Angeles County has attracted national attention since an L.A. Times investigation last year found evidence of rampant corruption among public officials. As Tuesday’s election approaches, more than half a dozen City Council members and managers face allegations of criminal misconduct. Some activists see opportunity in the small city’s crisis.
As testimony continues in the preliminary hearing for several city of Bell officials, the city’s police department is fielding harsh criticism.
The preliminary hearing for Bell city former chief manager Robert Rizzo continued Monday with more testimony about loans he authorized to dozens of city employees. At issue is whether the payouts were legitimate. The city’s administrative services director said the collateral for most loans came from vacation and sick time employees had racked up.