JAMES M. MORONEY III
James M. Moroney III has served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of A. H. Belo Corporation. He served as publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Dallas Morning News, from June 2001 to March, 2018.
Moroney began his career with Belo as a sales trainee at WFAA-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth. In 1985 he became local sales manager for WFAA and later that year was promoted to general sales manager of KOTV in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He returned to Dallas in 1989 as Belo’s controller. Moroney was promoted to president and general manager of KOTV in Tulsa in January 1993. In November 1993 he became a vice president of the Broadcast division. In January 1997, Moroney was promoted to president/Television Group assuming responsibility for the operating of all of Belo’s television stations in 15 markets across the United States. In June 1998, he was named executive vice president of Belo, with responsibility for finance, treasury and investor relations. Moroney served as president of Belo Interactive, Inc. from its formation in May 1999 until June 2001.
Moroney has served on the board of the Television Bureau of Advertising and numerous civic organizations. He presently serves on the boards of The Associated Press, the News Media Alliance, the Advisory Board of the College of Communications at the University of Texas, the Bishop's Finance Council of the Diocese of Dallas, the State Fair of Texas and he is Chair of the Board of Governors of The Dallas Foundation.
In April 2004, Editor & Publisher selected Moroney as Publisher of the Year for his accomplishments at The Dallas Morning News. In 2012, he served as Chairman of the Newspaper Association of America, the industry’s trade association (now named News Media Alliance). In 2012, he received the Frank W. Mayborn Award from The Texas Daily Newspaper Association for Community Leadership. In 2016, he received the Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award from the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association. In 2017, he received the James Madison Award from the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.
Moroney graduated from Stanford University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies. In 1983 he received his Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.
Moroney and his wife, Barbara Bass Moroney, have five children: Sean, Meagan, Kyle, and twins Callie and Jenny.