Art Moore Will Retire in September From ABC After 50 Years

According to Variety, longtime WABC-TV New York vice president of programming Art Moore will retire after 50 years at ABC.

What’s Happening:

  • Art Moore will retire in September after being the longtime WABC-TV New York vice president of programming and a staple of the show Live with Kelly and Mark.
  • Hosts Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos announced the news this morning during their host chat segment.

President and GM of WABC, Marilu Galvez sent out the following letter to staffers announcing his retirement:

  • 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 50 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

What They're Saying:

  • Debra OConnell, president, News Group and Networks, Disney Entertainment: “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, and can only be rivaled by his huge heart, the guiding hand he lends to any colleague at any time, and the sheer joy he brings to the job. Words don’t adequately express how much he is appreciated and will be missed – not just across the company but with viewers who have come to love him as much as we do.”

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Tricia Kennedy
As a huge Disney fan Tricia enjoys having Walt Disney World basically in her backyard. When she's not at the theme parks she is either playing drums or with her dog Yoda. She is a lifelong Star Wars fan and has ridden Star Tours over 270 times.