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The Irish American Media Top 30
Meany also brings a new look to the broadcast by reporting live each morning from WNBC’s Studio 7E, instead of from the Shadow Traffic headquarters located across the Hudson River in Rutherford, New Jersey.
Meany has worked in many different capacities within local, cable and network television. Most recently she worked with E! News as a freelance entertainment reporter interviewing A-List celebrities, and at the Style Network covering the New York fashion scene.
Previously, Meany was the host of Help Wanted, a prime time reality show on TLC. She got her on-air start at CBS's Saturday Early Show covering trends.
In addition to her on air work, Meany has 10-plus years experience producing network and local programming.
Meany's interest in journalism started in print as an editorial assistant and reporter for the Boston Herald newspaper. Her bylines included front-page news, the real estate section's "Home of the Week" feature, and a bi-monthly piece on street fashions.
A Connecticut native, Meany attended Trinity College in Hartford where she earned a degree in English along with a minor in women’s studies.
Meany is a fourth generation Irish American and traces her roots back to Co. Clare and Co. Mayo. She resides in Manhattan with her husband and son.
Erin Moriarty has been a correspondent for 48 HOURS on CBS since 1990. She has covered the death of Princess Diana, the JonBenet Ramsey investigation, the murder of financier Edmund Safra, and the war in Iraq.
Before that, Moriarty was the consumer correspondent for CBS This Morning and the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.
Drawing on her training as a lawyer, Moriarty has examined some of the most important social and legal issues of the day, including DNA testing of evidence in death-row cases, the abortion controversy and battered woman's syndrome.
Moriarty has received numerous honors, including nine national Emmy Awards, a 2001 Overseas Press Club Award for her work on 48 HOURS and three Association of Women in Radio and Television Gracie Allen Awards for the weekly talk show that she co-hosted with Nancy Giles on WPHT Radio in Philadelphia (2003-04).
In both 2000 and 2003, she was honored with a Top 100 Award from Irish America magazine. In 1988, Moriarty received the Outstanding Consumer Media Service Award presented by the Consumer Federation of America for "her many contributions of both local and national significance as a consumer reporter."
Prior to joining CBS News in 1986, she was an award‑winning consumer reporter for the NBC owned and operated WMAQ-TV Chicago (1983‑86). She was also a reporter in Columbus (Ohio) at the NBC affiliate WCMH-TV (1979-80), Baltimore at the ABC affiliate WJZ-TV (1980-82) and Cleveland at CBS affiliate WJKW-TV (1982-83).
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