Crossing the Street in Evansville

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After spending 33 years at WTVW/WEHT, Anchor Randy Moore is crossing the street to WFIE.

But he'll have to sit out a one year non-compete before viewers will see him on the air. 

“As an Evansville native, I grew up with WFIE,” Moore, 55, said. “Even as a competitor, I always admired and respected the work of Channel 14."

Moore’s run at WTVW started in 1980, when he joined the then-ABC affiliate as a reporter. He later was the station’s sports director and evening news anchor, when it was a Fox affiliate. Among his many co-anchors at WTVW was Jackie Monroe, now with WFIE. The pair worked together for five years.

Moore’s role changed in 2011, with the ownership merger of WTVW and WEHT. It pushed Moore’s evening news team to early morning airtime.

“It was tough,” Moore said. “I had done evenings for 31 years. But I totally understood the wisdom, or at least the strategy, behind the plan, which was to take essentially one ‘A’ team, leave it intact, and put it on in the morning. I’m really proud of what we did in the mornings for two years at 25 and 7. The people I worked with were really good. I had worked with (WTVW meteorologist) Ron Rhodes for 16 and now 18 years. I’m going to miss him. We had a really good team.

“But ultimately this opportunity came up to do something else, and I took the opportunity to do that.”

Specifics of Moore’s on-air duties in 2015 at WFIE have not been announced. Moore said during the coming year, he will “try to get acclimated with their culture, what is it they’re wanting to accomplish. Then once I get dialed in on that, I can bring what I have to offer with my 33 years of experience, to try to advance the ball. But first of all, I’ll probably spend a lot of time just shadowing their people, see what their strategy is, what their playbook looks like.”

H/T Evansville Courier Press