Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kentucky Native Brings More Than 25 Years of Experience to Publication

MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 9, 2010) – FLW Outdoors announced Tuesday veteran outdoor writer and editor Colin Moore has accepted the position of editor-in-chief of FLW Outdoors magazine.

Moore brings more than 25 years of experience in both the fishing and hunting industries to the magazine, including stints with Grand View Media Group and B.A.S.S. Communications, Inc. In addition, Moore also has served as executive editor of Outdoor Life magazine.

“I am pleased and proud to join the FLW Outdoors team,” said Moore. “For many years, this company has served the nation’s sportsmen and provided them with opportunities to fulfill their dreams or just enjoy their time spent outdoors more. I look forward to the challenge of building on what my able predecessors have accomplished, and being part of the team that will explore new opportunities and ways to use the new communication tools available to us. Certainly, we’re in the digital era now, and growing our presence on the Internet and in the various forms of social media is going to be a priority. At the same time, we’re going to remain devoted to delivering the quality information that our magazine readers have come to expect from FLW Outdoors. The goal is to combine all our media platforms into a vibrant, interactive community where the folks we serve feel welcome and engaged.”

“On a personal note, my wife Brenda and I are glad to be returning to our Kentucky homeland,” Moore added. “Through the years, our career paths took us to a lot of wonderful places north and south, but somehow we never felt completely at home anywhere except when we were in Kentucky. So this return definitely has us excited and looking forward to spending a lot more time with our friends and families.”

Moore received a B.A. from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., in 1972 and a M.S. in journalism from Columbia University in New York in 2005. Moore’s numerous awards include accolades from the Florida Outdoor Writers Association, Florida Sportswriters Association and the Outdoor Writers Association of America. In 2005, while at Outdoor Life, Moore won the Henry Luce Award from Time Warner for the Best Feature Article of the Year. The award is presented annually to the editor who assigns and edits the article judged the best of the previous year across all titles in the Time Inc. family of publications.

“When we decided to expand our reach into hunting and other outdoor activities as a complement to our leadership position in the fishing industry, we knew we needed someone with a wealth of experience to help tie everything together from a content standpoint,” FLW Outdoors President and CEO Charlie Evans said. “There is only one person we wanted for this position, and it was Colin. His expertise in fishing, hunting and the entire spectrum of outdoor sports is unmatched.”

FLW Outdoors magazine was founded in 1980 and is the world’s leading authority on bass and walleye angling. In addition to the print and online versions, FLW Outdoors magazine offers even more information on facebook.com/FLWMagazine , twitter.com/flwoutdoors and flwmag.blogspot.com .

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