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
This week's arrest of a suspect in the Grim Sleeper serial murders in South Los Angeles offered some relief for relatives of the victims. For decades, many agonized over the unsolved killings. Diana Ware was one of them. She lost her stepdaughter to the Grim Sleeper 23 years ago.
Protesters in Los Angeles are expressing outrage over the verdict handed down in the case of Johannes Mehserle. An L.A. jury yesterday found the white former transit officer guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Oscar Grant, an unarmed African-American man. The incident happened early on New Year’s Day 2009 during a confrontation at an Oakland train station.
Children in Los Angeles County will be able to grab a free lunch while they play at dozens of county parks. The L.A. County Department of Recreation and Parks just began its annual summer lunch program. At Ladera Park in Los Angeles, about 50 kids tested and approved the menu. “It was awesome… the flavor was yummy,” some shouted.
Most people who ride Los Angeles County Metro buses and trains will have to plunk more money into ticket vending machines today. So will passengers on the Metrolink commuter rail that serves L.A., Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Some passengers are upset about the fare hikes, while others shrug it off.
The mother of a woman missing since September has filed a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit against the Los Angeles County and Sheriff’s Department. Mitrice Richardson, 24, vanished after authorities released her from the Malibu-Lost Hills sheriff's station. The suit alleges wrongful death although Richardson’s body has never been found.
Los Angeles authorities are pushing to clean up the scandal-plagued county probation department. County supervisors took a step in that direction Tuesday by approving a motion that allows an independent agency to oversee the department.
Governor Schwarzenegger says California packs quite a wallop when it comes to volunteerism. About seven million people in the state — more than in any other — donate their time. The governor aims to coordinate those helping hands by launching a disaster training program just for volunteers.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office says it’s investigating why council members in the small city of Bell make $100, 000 a year for part-time work. Bell in southeastern L.A. County is a working class city with about 40,000 people. This week, the D.A.’s office announced it will conduct an initial probe of Bell’s council members who take home just over $8,000 a month. The D.A. says that’s too much for part-time council members to rake in — especially in such a small city.
About 6,000 people took the oath to become naturalized US citizens today at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Family and friends applauded as the new Americans left the building with certificates in hand. From there, they moved on to pick up the ultimate proof of citizenship: U.S. passports.
Fans gave the NBA champion Lakers a big ovation in downtown Los Angeles. People hit the streets early Monday morning to see their favorite players in a two-mile parade.
Los Angeles police made at least 40 arrests near the Staples Center following the Lakers’ championship win against the Boston Celtics last night. The LAPD was out in force but that didn’t stop some people from starting trouble. Not long after fans started pouring out of the Staples Center, Los Angeles Police declared an “unlawful assembly” nearby at the intersection of 11th and Figueroa Streets.
Project planners with the city of Los Angeles have put the finishing touches on an environmental proposal that seeks to give areas near USC a major facelift. A public briefing on the project was held Wednesday night.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger attended today’s grand opening of California’s newest veterans home. It's the sixth veterans home in the state and on this 235th birthday of the U.S. Army, Schwarzenegger joined vets and elected officials to celebrate the opening.
Less than a day after he won California’s gubernatorial primary, Jerry Brown took aim at his Republican contender Meg Whitman. He issued a challenge in front of reporters at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. The state's current attorney general and former governor wants to square off against the former top eBay exec in 10 town hall-style debates.
Now is the time to start preparing for those wildfires that scorch the Southland every year, fire officials said. As peak fire season approaches, regional fire departments are launching new strategies and using new tools. Officials say people can also play an important role in firefighting by keeping their eyes and ears open.