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).
Born in Cincinnati and raised in Columbus, Moriarty graduated from Ohio State University, Phi Beta Kappa, with a degree in behavioral sciences, and received a law degree from the university in 1977.
A third generation Irish American, Moriarty’s great-grandfather came to the U.S. after the Civil War from Cork. He came through Boston and then worked on the railroad, which took him to Ohio.
Moriarty lives in New York with her husband, who is also an attorney, and their son.
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