ABC Executive Art Moore to Retire After Over 50 Years with ‘Live With Kelly and Mark’

Art Moore, the vice president of programming at WABC-TV New York, has announced his retirement. Moore has been a familiar face on “Live with Kelly and Mark” for many years.

In September, Moore will be officially leaving his role. The news was announced by Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, the hosts of “Live with Kelly and Mark,” during their host chat segment on the show. Moore has been the executive-in-charge of production for the nationally syndicated series, which is currently in its 36th season.

Since 1989, the executive has been a part of WABC, where he has been responsible for overseeing all of the station’s non-news programming. In addition to his role at WABC, he has also served as the executive producer of the syndicated show “Road to Gold,” which previews the Academy Awards. Throughout his tenure, he has been recognized for his contributions and has won two New York Emmy awards.

Moore’s association with ABC spans an impressive 53 years. He began his journey with Capital Cities’ WKBW-TV Buffalo and later moved on to WPVI-TV Philadelphia. During his time at WPVI-TV, he held the positions of executive producer/director for “AM Philadelphia” and director of station promotion and advertising.

Debra O’Connell, president of News Group and Networks, Disney Entertainment, expressed high praise for Art Moore, emphasizing his exceptional skills and qualities. She stated, “Art Moore is simply the best of the best. His creativity, ability to handle any production challenge, and keen sense of what the audience wants is unparalleled in daytime television.” O’Connell also highlighted Moore’s compassionate nature, describing him as someone who always offers guidance and support to his colleagues. She further mentioned the joy he brings to his work, which is greatly appreciated by both the company and the viewers who have grown to love him. O’Connell concluded by acknowledging the significant impact Moore has made and expressing how much he will be missed.

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Marilu Galvez, the president and GM of WABC, shared a message with the staff, informing them about Moore’s retirement. The message is as follows:

Team,

I have some bittersweet news to share – our beloved Art Moore is announcing his plans to retire this September.

To say that Art is a much-loved member of the WABC family is just barely scratching the surface of his impact on my leadership team, the station and the industry overall. Art has been part of our ABC family for a remarkable 53 years, beginning at WKBW-TV in Buffalo when ABC was known as Capital Cities/ABC. He then worked as the director of programming at WPVI in Philadelphia for many years before joining WABC in 1989.

As our head of programming, he has had a role in countless series and specials that have helped shape WABC’s identity and our enduring relationship with viewers. He is a multi-Emmy award winner and has been in charge of production for some of the most successful and prolific series in syndication history, including “Road to Gold,” an Academy Award preview show that ran for 20 years, and, of course most notably, the #1 entertainment talk show on television, “Live with Kelly and Mark.” In fact, Art has been with “Live…” almost since its inception 36 years ago, making an indelible mark on not just the show but the daytime television landscape overall and winning the hearts of viewers nationwide along the way. Kelly and Mark are sharing with viewers right now, and I know they’ll have much more to say about Art over the coming months.

On a personal note, Art has been a friend, a mentor, and now, a trusted and much valued colleague whose insights on my leadership team I greatly appreciate. Debra, Chad and I will miss him greatly and very much look forward to giving him the sendoff celebration he deserves. In the meantime, please join me in thanking Art and wishing him the best on a well-earned retirement.

Thanks ,

Marilu

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