Columbus news anchors of yesteryear (continued): Where is Erin Moriarty?

Emily Thompson

As it turns out, Columbus loves catching up with former hometown news anchors. So many of you asked about others that we decided to track down a bonus news anchor. You've probably seen Erin Moriarty on CBS's "48 Hours," but did you know she began her career in Columbus?

Columbus news stats: Born in Cincinnati and raised in Columbus, Moriarty was a reporter at NBC4 WCMH-TV from 1979 to '80.

Where is she now? After working as a legal and consumer reporter at stations in Baltimore, Cleveland and Chicago, Moriarty moved to New York in 1986 to work for CBS News. She's now a correspondent for "48 Hours" and also reports for "Sunday Morning," "CBS This Morning" and "The CBS Evening News." Moriarty has covered historic international news stories, from the death of Princess Diana to the war in Iraq, and she's won nine Emmys, among other awards.

And she has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. "I am very happy doing what I do," she says, "covering trials and focusing on interesting legal issues and wrongful convictions."

She also visits Columbus often. In 2004, Moriarty was the commencement speaker at Ohio State University, where she earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees, and she sponsors an annual internship program at OSU's Moritz College of Law. When she's in town, she says she loves trying new restaurants-her favorites include Tasi Cafe, Haiku, Lemongrass and Northstar Cafe. "I have lived in New York for half my life, but I still think of Columbus as home," she says. "It always will be home."