Episode 126

Erin Moriarty on A Life of True Crime Reporting


Erin Moriarty, is one of America’s top true crime reporters. She has been a CBS News journalist for three decades, serving as a correspondent on 48 Hours since 1990. Her work is featured throughout CBS’ news programs, and she is the host of the true-crime podcast My Life of Crime. Erin has received nine Emmy awards and has covered stories such as the Iraq War, the death of Princess Diana, the JonBenet Ramsey case and the story of infamous millionaire Robert Durst.

Three Key Things You’ll Learn:

1. Why career success often depends on being open to new ideas.
2. The importance of accepting, and learning from, feedback as a performer.
3. How leaders can be more effective by acting more like reporters.

Learn More about Erin
Erin’s Bio
Erin’s Podcast – My Life of Crime
Follow Erin: Twitter | LinkedIn

Topics in the Episode

  • How Erin began her career as an attorney before breaking into journalism (2:30)
  • The most important feedback Erin received early in her career (7:00)
  • Erin’s experience reporting on a divided America (13:00)
  • How to discover the truth from a wide range of stories (15:45)
  • How Erin came aboard at CBS, as a 48 hours correspondent (21:15)
  • How the Innocence Convention helps Erin rethink her assumptions (26:15)
  • The importance of credibility in today’s media space (38:45)
  • A mistake Erin has made, and what she learned from it (41:30)
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