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The Live Creature - Spring 2015

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Anthony Moor '78 Anthony Moor is a director of product management at Yahoo in Sunnyvale, California, overseeing Yahoo Search on mobile and tablet devices. He previously was director of editorial operations and developed an experimental local news presence in hundreds of U.S. neighborhoods and cities. Prior to Yahoo, Moor was editor of several online newspapers around the country, including e Dallas Morning News. He jumped into interactive media while reporting for San Francisco's KRON-TV during the dot-com boom. Moor holds a degree in astrophysics and American civilization from Williams College. His wife Karen is an events manager at a winery, and they have two daughters: Maggie, 18, a freshman at Yale, and Carolyn, 15, a freshman at Mountain View High School. ey live in Silicon Valley. Anthony's brothers live in Los Angeles: Carl '79 is a judge and Peter '82 is a shadow teacher. It probably was latent in my genes longer than I realized. My mom [Lynne, former member of Parker's Board of Trustees] always wanted to be a journalist, but she believed that wasn't possible when she was in college in the '50s. I remember loving newspaper-type assignments throughout the years at Parker. I wrote articles for the Parker Weekly, including one in 1978 about the "computer revolution" in the science hall, describing student-programmed video games we'd created for the school's early PCs. At college, even before classes started, I discovered the college radio station. A student leader assigned me to report for a community affairs program. I loved visiting new people and places on campus and telling others about it. Although there was no academic track for budding journalists at Williams, I continued interviewing, digging up facts and craing radio stories, communicating what I knew in an engaging way. I also studied theatre and developed planetarium shows. (Parker stage training stood me well on the presentation front.) By the time I was a senior, TV news seemed the most logical way to tie together my diverse interests. I found a Williams alum who was in charge of ABC News bureaus in Asia and asked for a job. He sent me to Japan as a desk assistant, and I never looked back. A Community of Learners: Alumni What first interested you in journalism?

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