Keith Moor

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Keith Moor

"Currently Insight Editor at the Herald Sun, Keith studied journalism at the west Australian Institute of Technology before starting a cadetship with the Perth Daily News in 1979.

"Keith moved to England in 1981 and worked for the Newcastle Journal as a general reporter before returning to Australia and joining the Melbourne Herald in 1983.

"He was the Herald's Chief Police Reporter and was also based in Canberra for two years as a political correspondent for the Melbourne Herald before returning to England in 1987 as Industrial Editor for the Newcastle Journal.

"Keith won Australia's top journalism award, the Walkley Award for news reporting, in 1986. He won the coveted award for his coverage of the kidnap of two Victorian aid workers in Pakistan . Keith travelled into war-torn Afghanistan to find the couple.

"While in England he wrote a book on the Life and crimes of Australia's most wanted man, Calabrian Mafia boss Robert Trimbole. The book, Crims in Grass Houses, was published in 1987. It reached number 3 on the national best-seller list.

"Keith returned to Melbourne to the Herald Sun in 1988 as an investigative reporter and was made Chief of Staff later that year. He became the Herald Sun's first Chief of Staff when the paper formed in 1990, later progressing to become its News Editor and Managing Editor (News) in 1995.

"Keith is the head of the Herald Sun's investigative unit, having been appointed Insight Editor in 1996.

"He was highly commended at the 1997 and 1998 Melbourne Press Club Quill Award in the news/magazine feature section and in the 2000 Quilll Awards for the Best Feature in Print. Keith was highly commended in the 2001 Quill Awards.

"Keith won the News Limited Newsbreaker of the Year award in July 2004. More than 300 journalists at News Limited's 130 titles across Australia we eligible for the award.

"Keith and colleague, Geoff Wilkinson, joined forces in two fantastic true crime books: Mugshots 1 (2003) and Mugshots 2 (2006)." [1]

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  1. Keith Moor, melbournecrime, accessed September 15, 2009.