In a post on Facebook, family members have announced the death of Jennifer Moore, a longtime reporter at Detroit station WDIV. “A little after ten this morning, our mother succumbed to her nearly two year battle with cancer,” wrote Moore’s son Michael Carroll. “Our hearts are filled with love, not only from our mother, but with the knowledge that she touched so many lives, in so many profound ways.”
In an obituary posted on the WDIV website, friends and co-workers remembered Moore as a woman who fearlessly carved a path in a business that was, at the time, a men’s club:
“She was a life force. She was all that energy and all that curiosity,” said Anne Thompson, NBC News’ chief environmental affairs correspondent.
Moore started at WDIV in 1979 as a business editor. For a woman at that time, her role was pioneering. It didn’t take long for newsmakers to recognize the newswoman.
“The first person they always called on was Jennifer,” Thompson said. “It was not just because she was a woman. It was because she probably was the smartest person in the room.”