WTAM News Anchor Tom Moore Recipient Of The Chuck Heaton Award

Tom Moore

(Photo by Adam Kirk)

(CLEVELAND) - WTAM news anchor Tom Moore received the Chuck Heaton Award from The Press Club of Cleveland for exemplifying the traits of the late, great, sportswriter.  Tom’s first came to Northeast Ohio to become news director for WKBC in Painesville before becoming an anchor and reporter at WERE radio.  He was hired at WTAM in 1995 and has been on the news team for 22 years. Currently, Tom is heard on the “Cleveland Morning News with Wills & Snyder” in addition to anchoring news on iHeartRadio stations WKBN-Youngstown, WHLO-Akron and WMAN-Mansfield.

Tom’s alma mater is Central Michigan University where he created an annual Alumni Takeover of the campus radio station WMHW.  The takeover raises money for a scholarship that is given to an outstanding first year student at their broadcast school.  Tom is also a Eucharistic minister at St. Angela Merici Catholic Parish in Fairview Park and he teaches in the Parish School of Religion with his wife, Karen Voinovich.

The Chuck Heaton Award is bestowed upon a print, radio, online or television journalist who best exemplifies the sensitivity and humility that, along with his journalism talent, were traits exhibited by Chuck Heaton during his exemplary career as a sports writer at the Plain Dealer.  Heaton worked at the newspaper for 50 years and was inducted into the Press Club of Cleveland, Journalism Hall of Fame, in 1992.  He died in 2008.

Press Club

Photo by Ray Davis - Left to right: Russ Mitchell, David Molyneaux, Joe Mosbrook, Carol Story, Tom Moore and Janet Macoska.

The Press Club of Cleveland also inducted six members into their “Journalism Hall of Fame”.  They are Joe Frolik, former reporter and chief editorial writer for the Plain Dealer; David Molyneaux, retired editor and chief travel writer for the Plain Dealer; Russ Mitchell, lead anchor and managing editor of the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. news on WKYC-Channel 3; Janet Macoska, a photojournalist whose work has been on exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Joe Mosbrook, who was a reporter at WKYC-Channel 3 and Carol Story, an original producer of the “Morning Exchange” on WEWS-Channel 5.

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