Evan F. Moore is a general assignment/ breaking news reporter at DNAinfo Chicago.
Evan grew up on Chicago’s South Side in the South Shore neighborhood. He graduated from Morgan Park High School. From there, he attended Hampton University.
Evan discovered his love for journalism later than most. After maintaining a blog for Chicago Now called Fanning The Flames Since 1978, he decided he had found his niche. When he would post articles on Facebook, friends asked if he would be interested in becoming a journalist. Evan told his friends it sounded cool but the last season of “The Wire” didn’t make it look so good. Nonetheless, Evan decided to follow his passion for writing.
While attending Roosevelt University’s journalism school, he interned at the Chicago Reporter, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Extra Bilingual Newspaper and WVON.
Evan’s work has been featured in The Nation, Chicago Magazine, Ebony, Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Tribune, The Reader, Daily Southtown, The Shadow League, Thrillist, RedEye, Gapers Block, Chicago Reporter, Daily Herald, Huffington Post, Time Out Chicago and in Community Media Workshop’s "We Are Not Alone/No Estamos Solos" project on youth violence.
He is most proud of his work for a now-defunct sports website called Chicagoside.
Prior to joining the staff at DNAinfo, Evan was a general assignment reporter for the Chicago Citizen Newspaper Group. He is a member of the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).
Fun Fact: Evan was a bouncer/doorman in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood for 10 years. He is particularly proud that he emerged relatively whole except for a slightly swollen pinky finger.