Antonio Mora joined CBS4 News as 5, 6, and 11 pm anchor in January, 2008. Mora came to Miami from CBS station WBBM in Chicago. He began anchoring at Chicago’s CBS 2 in March 2002 after working for ABC News for eight years. He was the first Hispanic to serve as a lead anchor at a network-owned station in Chicago. He also served as the host of “Eye on Chicago,” CBS 2’s multiple Emmy-Award winning public affairs program.
Antonio is best-known nationally for his four years as the news anchor for “Good Morning America.” He joined ABC in 1994 and reported for virtually all of ABC News’ broadcasts, including “Nightline” and “20/20,” covering news from more than a dozen countries on four continents. He also anchored ABC News’ breaking news coverage and served as a correspondent for “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings” (1996-98) and as a regular substitute anchor for the weekend edition of “World News Tonight” (1998-2001). He began work at ABC as co-host of “Good Morning America/Sunday,” while also serving as a contributor to “Good Morning America” (1994-95). He is the first Hispanic male to anchor a regularly scheduled national broadcast news show.
Prior to joining ABC News, Antonio worked at KTTV-TV in Los Angeles (1993-94) as the original co-host of “Good Day L.A.” Before that, he served as a reporter and anchor for WTVJ in Miami (1992-93). He was one of the original anchors for “Nightside” (1992), NBC Network’s overnight newscast, and one of the original announcers for ESPN’s international transmissions to Latin America (1991-92).
Antonio is fluent in Spanish and worked as an anchor and producer for Telemundo’s New York station, WNJU-TV (1991). He began his broadcasting career as a sports anchor and reporter for Univision’s New York station WXTV (1989-91).
Antonio has been recognized for excellence throughout his career, receiving awards for reporting, anchoring, breaking-news anchoring, interviewing and commentary. His many honors include two Peabody Awards, a national Edward R. Murrow Award, two national Emmy Awards, nine local Emmy Awards and a Silver Dome. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a former Vice President of Broadcast for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He has served as a member of the boards of trustees of the Goodman Theatre, the Chicago Children’s Choir and the Latin School of Chicago and maintained active involvement in many non-profit organizations and charities. He was named one of the country’s “100 Most Influential Hispanics” by Hispanic Business Magazine in 1999.
Antonio began his career as a corporate attorney for Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. He received his L.L.M. from Harvard Law School and a J.D., summa cum laude, from the Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela. He received honorary doctorates from Our Lady of Holy Cross College and Ursinus College.
He and his wife, Julie, have two children.