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'Boston Globe,' BET News Leaders Speak at OWU Commencement


February 28, 2002

[ Greg Moore Photo ] DELAWARE, OHIO -- What would be even more captivating than listening to one highly accomplished and successful college Commencement speaker, who just happens to be Managing Editor of The Boston Globe? Undoubtedly, the opportunity to also welcome a second speaker -- Senior Vice President for Black Entertainment (BET) News, Public Affairs and Program Acquisitions, and one of the few African-American women heading up a national news programming division.

Greg Moore, a 1976 Ohio Wesleyan University graduate, and his wife, Nina Henderson Moore, will share the speakers' spotlight at Ohio Wesleyan's Commencement on Sunday, May 12, 2002, announced OWU President Tom Courtice and Erin Donnally, OWU's Senior Class President.

"I am so pleased with the creative manner in which this year's Commencement speech will be given by two young and distinguished professionals," says OWU President Tom Courtice. "We are also glad to have another Ohio Wesleyan graduate join us as a speaker. That has been a great formula for success." By adding Nina to the dais, Courtice believes "we have a real bonus." Donnally is equally exhilarated by the speaker choices.

"I am so excited to have Greg and Nina Moore as our Commencement speakers this year," says Donnally, who believes that Greg is an obvious choice because of his career achievement and his continuing service to Ohio Wesleyan. "The addition of his wife, Nina, allows us to add the perspective of a very successful woman. The Commencement address this year will be a unique and unprecedented experience for everyone. I feel very lucky to be part of it."

As Managing Editor of the Globe, Greg Moore has primary responsibility for the daily paper and selecting front page stories. He also supervises projects at the paper and is involved in all aspects of planning, policy and news decisions.

[ Nina Henderson Moore Photo ]Moore has been in the newspaper business for 25 years, starting his professional career the day after he graduated from OWU, with majors in journalism and political science. He began his career at the Dayton Journal Herald, moving on in 1980 to his hometown as a reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Three years later, at age 28, he began his editing career as political editor, and later was promoted to day city editor, where he oversaw all local coverage. Moore joined the Globe in 1986 as an assistant metro editor. During the next eight years, he served as city editor, metro editor and deputy managing editor, and supervised coverage of Boston's record homicide rampage, the Charles Stuart murder case, and Nelson Mandela's visit to Boston. In 1994, Moore was named Managing Editor.

His activities include lecturing at the Poynter Institute and the American Press Institute. He was a director of the National Association of Black Journalists. Moore is an elected member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, has been a juror for the Pulitzer Prize awards, and is a trustee at Ohio Wesleyan University.

As Senior Vice President for BET News, Public Affairs and Program Acquisitions, Nina Henderson Moore manages the development of regular programming within the news and public affairs division and acquires news specials, town hall meetings and documentaries as well as programs (including movies and sitcoms) that are televised on the BET network. In 2000, Henderson Moore was named President and Chief Operating Officer of BET Pictures, the country's only African-American-owned feature film studio. She is the senior executive responsible for original film production, theatrical film acquisition, and programming for BET.

Henderson Moore has produced 13 made-for-television movies during 2000-2001 and is the executive responsible for the development of the signature documentary series Journeys in Black, which examines issues of concern to African-American viewers.

Prior to her current position, Henderson Moore was BET Pictures vice president for marketing and distribution, and before joining BET Pictures, she was Vice President of BET Movies/Starz!, the all-Black movie channel, where she supervised four original productions. Her career also includes positions as President of Griot Group, a strategic marketing communications agency; Executive Director of the Boston Cable Co-op; and various marketing positions with IBM, Chase Manhattan Bank and Cox Cable. Henderson Moore received her bachelor's degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a 1991-92 Walter Kaitz fellow and a 1998-99 Women in Cable and Telecommunications Betsy Magness fellow. She currently serves on the board of directors of Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT) and Marketing Opportunities for Blacks in Entertainment (MOBE).