James M. Moroney III is the chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer of A. H. Belo Corporation, a position he has held since September of 2013. Prior to this, he served as executive vice president of A. H. Belo since November 2007. He continues to serve as publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Dallas Morning News, a position he has held since June 2001.
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 operations 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, Belo Corp and numerous civic organizations. He presently serves on the boards of the Associated Press, the Advisory Board of the College of Communications at the University of Texas, the Bishop's Finance Council of the Diocese of Dallas, the board of The Dallas Foundation, the Board of Directors of International News Media Association and the executive committee of the board of the State Fair of Texas.
In April 2004, Editor & Publisher selected Moroney as Publisher of the Year for his accomplishments at The Dallas Morning News. In 2012, he received the Frank W. Mayborn Award for Community Leadership from The Texas Daily Newspaper Association.
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.