ROBERT MOORE is an independent journalist who focuses on telling the stories of the border region for publications such as Texas Monthly, the Washington Post and The Guardian. He was editor of the El Paso Times from 2011 to 2017 and executive editor of the Fort Collins Coloradoan from 2005-2011.He served in various editing roles at the El Paso Times from 1986-2005.
His national awards include the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award from the National Press Foundation, the nation’s top honor for a newspaper or magazine editor; the Burl Osborne Award for Editorial Leadership from the American Society of News Editors; and Opinion Journalist of the Year by the Association of Opinion Journalists. He is one of only three Texans to win the state’s three highest honors for journalism: the James Madison Award from the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, the Mayborn Award for Community Leadership from the Texas Press Association, and the Jack Douglas Award from Texas Associated Press Managing editors.
Moore attended the University of Southern Colorado (now Colorado State University-Pueblo) and graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a B.A. in political science. He serves on the boards of United Way of El Paso County, where he chairs the Education Impact Committee, and El Paso’s Center Against Sexual and Family Violence. He is a past president of the Colorado Press Association and Texas Associated Press Managing Editors.
He is married to Kate Gannon, a UTEP journalism instructor and digital media consultant.