Among the major domestic news stories Moran has covered for "Nightline," he led the program's coverage for a week from Blacksburg, VA, covering the tragedy at Virginia Tech; he spent a week reporting on the California wildfires in the fall of 2007, hosting "Nightline's" critically acclaimed one-hour special from the fire zone; he was on the scene in Los Angeles reporting on the huge immigration rallies there in May of 2006; and he has chronicled the continuing struggle of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He was on the Gulf Coast when the storm slammed ashore in 2005, reporting for all ABC News programs.
Moran has interviewed a wide range of celebrities, musicians and authors, including Kanye West, Keira Knightley, Khaled Hosseini (author of "A Thousand Splendid Suns"), Natalie Portman, Francis Ford Coppola and Ryan Seacrest. Prior to co-anchoring "Nightline," he was ABC's Chief White House correspondent for six years, covering the administrations of President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. In 2006, he was honored by the White House Correspondents Association with the Merriman Smith Award for excellence in presidential reporting on deadline. In 2007, he received the George Foster Peabody Award for his work reporting and anchoring the one-hour ABC News documentary, "Out of Control: AIDS in Black America."
In 2004, Moran was named anchor of World News Tonight Sunday, a position he held until joining Nightline.
A key member of the ABC News team covering the events of September 11, 2001, Moran continued to report on all aspects of the war on terror while covering the Bush administration. He reported from the White House throughout the war with Iraq during the spring of 2003. In November of 2003, he traveled to Baghdad to report on the U.S.-led occupation and the violent insurgency against it.
Moran covered Vice President Al Gore's presidential campaign. He traveled extensively, reporting on the primary battles between Gore and Senator Bill Bradley in Iowa, New Hampshire and on Super Tuesday. During the hard-fought general-election campaign, he logged thousands of miles with Vice President Gore and spent Election Day in Nashville, where he reported on the historic events that night. For the next 35 days he covered the legal battle for the White House, and on the chaotic night the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of Bush v. Gore, it was from listening to Mr. Moran's clear explanation of the Court's opinion that Vice President Gore himself learned he had lost the presidency.
In 1999, Moran traveled to the Balkans to cover the war in Kosovo and its troubled aftermath. From the refugee camps in Macedonia to the Roma ("gypsy") neighborhoods of Pristina, he investigated war-crimes stories and reported on the human impact of the ethnic-cleansing campaigns launched by both Serbs and Kosovars.