Leadership

We have a diverse group of leaders dedicated to moving our communites forward, both inside our walls and out. Hear what they have to say about why they got into this industry, how they thrive here at The Dallas Morning News, where they see the future of news heading and how we’re positioned to win.

Grant Moise

CEO & Publisher
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Three words to describe what it’s like working at DMN?

Inspiring, Purposeful, Fun

First job?

Sports Sponsorship Sales at KCNC-TV in Denver, CO

If not in the News business, what would you be doing?

Athletic Director at a major university

Favorite local musician or band?  

Pat Green

College team you root for ?

TCU (My grad school alma mater)

DFW’s best kept secret spot?

Suze Restaurant

Leona Allen Ford

Deputy Publisher & Chief Talent and Diversity Officer
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Three words to describe what it’s like working at DMN?

Fast-paced, Purposeful, Proud

First job?

Sears Salesperson at the original Red Bird Mall

If not in the News business, what would you be doing?

Interior Designer

Favorite local musician or band?  

Ascension (my middle school classmate plays sax in the group)

College team you root for ?

UNT (my alma mater)

DFW’s best kept secret spot?

Spring Creek Trail

Katrice Hardy

Executive Editor
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Three words to describe what it’s like working at DMN?

Exhilarating, Exciting, Challenging

First job?

K-Mart Pharmacy Sales Clerk

If not in the News business, what would you be doing?

I can’t imagine doing anything else except Journalism

Favorite local musician or band?  

Erykah Badu

College team you root for ?

SMU and Texas A&M

DFW’s best kept secret spot?

I love great breakfast spots that are diners like Crickles & Co.

Gillian Breidenbach

VP Communications & Civic Engagement
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Three words to describe what it’s like working at DMN?

Collaborative, Creative, Inspiring

First job?

Summer Intern at KPNX-TV in Phoenix, AZ

If not in the News business, what would you be doing?

Traveling to every continent

Favorite local musician or band?  

Goga

College team you root for ?

SMU – it’s in my blood as an alum!

DFW’s best kept secret spot?

Ya-Ya Foot Spa 

Mike Orren

Chief Product Officer
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Three words to describe what it’s like working at DMN?

Innovative, Trailblazer, Community

First job?

Lifeguard

If not in the News business, what would you be doing?

Full-time DJ

Favorite local musician or band?  

The Old 97’s 

College team you root for ?

Duke (my alma mater)

DFW’s best kept secret spot?

Bourbon & Banter

Sue Kerr

VP Audience
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Three words to describe what it’s like working at DMN?

Welcoming, Rewarding, Flexible

First job?

Skate Guard

If not in the News business, what would you be doing?

Real Estate Agent

Favorite local musician or band?  

Old Dominion

College team you root for ?

Texas

DFW’s best kept secret spot?

Partenope Ristorante

Eric Myers

President at Medium Giant
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First job?

Account Exec in Telluride, CO where I got 95+ days of skiing and boarding under my belt

If not in the News business, what would you be doing?

Saltwater Fisherman

Favorite local musician or band?  

Robert Earl Keen and The Old 97s

College team you root for ?

Wisconsin

Katy Murray

President & Chief Financial Officer
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Three words to describe what it’s like working at DMN?

Passion, Friendship, Customer Focus

First job?

YMCA Lifeguard and Swim Teacher

If not in the News business, what would you be doing?

Environmental and Animal Rights Activist

Favorite local musician or band?  

Too many to choose!

College team you root for ?

LSU (my alma mater)

DFW’s best kept secret spot?

Katy Trail

Mike O’hara

SVP & Chief Information Officer
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Three words to describe what it’s like working at DMN?

Challenging, Fun, Fulfilling

First job?

Pet Grooming Assistant

If not in the News business, what would you be doing?

Professional Golfer

Favorite local musician or band?  

David Crowder Band

College team you root for ?

Texas

DFW’s best kept secret spot?

Zen Sushi