Katie Moore is a four-time Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter who considers New Orleans home. In 2006, Katie returned to New Orleans to work for WWL-TV after seeing family and friends struggle through Hurricane Katrina. She came back to help make a difference in the community where she grew up.
Katie began her journalism career as a Washington Correspondent for WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky. She then worked as a political reporter and fill-in anchor at KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs, Colorado for more than six years.
In 2017, Katie took home three Emmy awards, including documentary and on-air talent for her investigative news special “Searching for Ramona Brown”. She also received a statue for coverage of the Cajun Navy’s efforts to rescue people stranded in the Great Flood of 2016 outside Baton Rouge.
She and the investigative team took home an Emmy in 2016 for their in-depth investigative series “NOPD: Call Waiting” that exposed some of the worst police response times in the country.
In 2008, Katie was awarded a Jim Metcalf Memorial Award for story of the year at the New Orleans Press Club Awards, received an Emmy Nomination and Best Investigative Report from the Louisiana Associated Press for her investigation into double billing for inmates at Orleans Parish Prison. In 2009, she received the Best Feature award from the New Orleans Press Club for her coverage of the dolphins who found a new home in the Bahamas after Hurricane Katrina.
During her time at KOAA, Katie received a national Walter Cronkite Award for Individual Achievement in Television Political Journalism, one of only three to receive the honor for her coverage of the 2004 elections. She has also been awarded several Colorado Associated Press awards and Colorado Broadcaster's Association awards in various categories, including 'spot news' and 'feature reporting.'
Katie attended Northshore High School in Slidell and went on to Louisiana State University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in Mass Communications. From there, Katie completed her Master of Science in Journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Chicago.
Katie is a proud mother of two young children. She loves spending time with her littles, blogging about work and family, drawing, cooking, practicing yoga, skiing and attending all the great festivals Southeast Louisiana has to offer.