'Nightline' Co-Anchor Terry Moran's Biography

Co-Anchor, Nightline

ByABC News
October 9, 2008, 4:07 PM

Oct. 15, 2008 — -- Terry Moran is a co-anchor of ABC News' "Nightline" and covers the Supreme Court for the network from his base in Washington, DC. At "Nightline," Mr. Moran has led the program's distinguished coverage of many of the major news stories over the past several years.

Moran extensively covered the 2012 election for "Nightline" where he reported on the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the Presidential and Vice Presidential debates, election night and the 2013 Inauguration. Additionally in 2012, he reported for "Nightline" and all ABC News programs on the Supreme Court's historic ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act.

Moran has led Nightline's coverage of the Obama administration and the extraordinary presidential campaign of 2008. He has conducted nine one-on-one interviews with Barack Obama, dating back to 2006, giving him a unique insight into this president. Among his groundbreaking interviews are an exclusive and wide-ranging conversation about race in America just after then-Sen. Obama's major speech on the subject in Philadelphia in March of 2008; an exclusive interview in Baghdad with then-Sen. Obama in August, 2008; and a July 2009 interview in Florida with President Obama on health care, Afghanistan, and the power of prayer in the president's life.

Throughout the 2008 campaign, Moran crisscrossed the country, interviewing and spending time covering the campaigns of Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Edwards, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former Gov. Mike Huckabee and Gov. Bill Richardson. He anchored the broadcast from Iowa, New Hampshire and other primary battlegrounds.

In March of 2009, Moran underwent DNA testing to discover whether he carried genetic markers associated with Alzheimer's disease, which runs in his family. The resulting story was an emotional account of the toll the disease takes in America, and a powerful call to action.

Moran has reported extensively from overseas for "Nightline," covering the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He has traveled to both war zones for the program.

In 2013, Moran had a rare look from within the war-torn country of Syria and reported on the conflict that exists in the chaotic capital of Damascus. In May of 2012, he traveled to Bolivia to interview an American man who was imprisoned and went uncharged by authorities after accusations of money laundering. His report revealed the corrupt judicial system that exists in Bolivia and the chaos that exists within an unguarded prison.

In May of 2009, Moran reported from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on the raging drug violence that has brought the country to the brink of chaos. His interview with a confessed hit man in one of Mexico's most notorious gangs exposed blatant corruption of U.S. law enforcement officials in the multi-billion dollar cross-border drug-trafficking business.

In June of 2006, Moran traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a week-long "Nightline" series on the American detention facility there and the controversies surrounding interrogation techniques, conditions and the legal status of the 200-plus men held there as "enemy combatants." He was at Guantanamo Bay when the Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling on the rights of the detainees, Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, and he reported on the case and its impact for all ABC News programs.