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Jim Moret
JIM MORET is Chief Correspondent for INSIDE EDITION, based in the Los
Angeles bureau.

An attorney, Moret reported extensively on the Scott Peterson double
murder trial and filed daily reports on the Michael Jackson child
molestation trial, for which he also served as a legal analyst for many
broadcast and cable networks. In addition to his work for the
newsmagazine, Moret has appeared as a guest on more than 250 cable news programs, offering his expertise on newsworthy issues.
Moret has covered several high-profile trials, including the Anna Nicole
Smith paternity hearing as well as the Paris Hilton DUI trial. In
addition, Moret has conducted jailhouse interviews with convicted
murderer Susan Polk and continues to follow the Phil Spector trial,
obtaining exclusive footage and interviews of Spector and his assistant.

Moret also has an extensive 20-year resume covering entertainment news.
He has covered numerous premieres and celebrity stories for Inside
Edition, as well as all the major entertainment events including the
Emmys, Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.
Before joining Inside Edition, the veteran journalist was with CNN for
nearly a decade, serving as co-anchor of the long-running Showbiz Today,
as well as co-anchor of CNN's main newscast, The World Today, and anchor
of CNN's NewsNight.

Moret anchored many breaking news stories and live events during his
tenure at CNN, including the terrorist bombing of the USS Cole and the
2000 Democratic National Convention. He also guest-hosted Larry King
Live numerous times and was permanent guest host of CNN's legal affairs
show, Burden of Proof. Moret also served as chief anchor for CNN's
gavel-to-gavel coverage of the O.J. Simpson criminal trial, and anchor
and analyst for Simpson's civil trial.

After leaving CNN, Moret hosted a series of specials for ABC-TV, and,
for three years, co-hosted the Academy Awards pre-show for the network.
He was also guest anchor on the KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles, and on
Fox 5's Good Day New York.

Moret began his television career at KABC-TV as a legal and general
assignment reporter. He then worked as a reporter for KCBS-TV and
eventually was named anchor of the station's morning newscast. He moved
to 20th Television's Personalities as senior correspondent, before
co-hosting EDJ-Entertainment Daily Journal.

Moret was a visiting professor at UCLA, where he taught a course in the
Department of Communications. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and
three children.

Entries by Jim Moret

My Conversation With Chris Darden: 'The Gloves Were a Hail Mary'

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2016 | 5:48 PM


I’ve waited more than two decades to interview Chris Darden. As the main anchor for CNN’s gavel to gavel coverage of the O.J. Simpson criminal trial, I followed every moment of testimony and more. Yet, I never had the opportunity to sit and talk candidly and openly...

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Measuring My Son's Pain

(5) Comments | Posted February 9, 2016 | 3:34 PM

224 million, and counting. That's how many seconds my son, Matthew, has been enduring his medical nightmare. That's more than seven-and-a-half years. I measure my son's time in seconds because each moment represents his exquisite agony of searing, burning, torture. That's not just Matthew's description but one familiar to others...

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O.J. Simpson: Trial and Error

(1) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 11:44 AM

O.J. Simpson is standing trial for the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman. Again. The mini-series, The People v. O.J. Simpson is taking us all back to the "Trial of the (20th) Century" and purports to show us what "really" happened. Sadly, a generation too young to have experienced...

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Shame On Us: Another Week, Another School Shooting

(20) Comments | Posted October 3, 2015 | 5:36 PM

I have never lost a loved one to gun violence. I neither presume nor pretend to know first hand the pain and grief caused by such a sudden, senseless taking of a life. But for the last 30 years I have spoken to many people who have. I've held hands...

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Silent Treatment

(3) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 12:04 PM

My doctor said I was like a major league pitcher being put on the disabled list. I'm not an athlete. I am a broadcaster, but the analogy was not lost on me. My voice is my tool and it was rendered temporarily useless. It began as a sinus infection and...

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Brian Willams and the Flip Wilson Defense

(6) Comments | Posted June 21, 2015 | 3:12 PM

I watched Brian Williams' interview with Matt Lauer hoping to hear, once and for all, a contrite admission that Williams lied to us all. Repeatedly. And that he was deeply sorry for losing our trust. After all, it has been five months since the face of NBC News was suspended...

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Please Make the Kardashians Stop Whatever It Is They Do

(3) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 10:57 AM

I finally hit the wall. I can't take it anymore. As a reporter and admitted purveyor of pop culture, I must bite the hand that feeds me and officially swear off any mention of all things Kardashian. America's First Family of Fluff has reached maximum exposure for me. The crush...

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About a Dog

(3) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 10:14 AM

Why all the fuss over a dog? Ask Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who had contracted Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas. She has since been declared Ebola free. So far, her pet, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Bentley has tested negative for the deadly virus. Nina Pham...

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Elton John: Still Standing, Still Rocking

(2) Comments | Posted October 5, 2014 | 6:06 PM

A low layer of smoke drifted across the dimly lit stage and a haunting prelude on the organ signaled the beginning of an amazing event. The silhouette of a man approaching the grand piano, stage right, was all the crowd needed to go wild. Elton John's opening number, "Funeral for...

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Every Anniversary Is Golden

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 12:36 PM

I couldn't sleep last night. Its a regular occurrence, which I'm told comes with age, but I think it's just me, always anxious and always thinking. The display on the cable TV box bathed the room in a dim blue light and I could see my wife, Keri, sleeping soundly...

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The O.J. Verdict: Nobody Won

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 1:09 PM

It was a sobering moment for the nation. Americans were divided almost exclusively along racial lines over a case that, based on the physical evidence, had nothing at all to do with race. After more than eight months of testimony, objections, sidebars and posturing for the omnipresent cameras in the...

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The O.J. Trial: A Reporter Comes Clean

(3) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 8:26 PM

In terms of popular culture, it was a perfect storm. The OJ Simpson murder case was tailor-made for mass media coverage. The defendant was a beloved celebrity and sports icon. The victims, Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, both brutally slain, were young and attractive. There were allegations of jealousy, drugs,...

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Chronic Pain: Treating the Patient With Patience

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 12:48 PM

I settle into my aisle seat with a familiar feeling of exhaustion and anxiety. It's been one week since I drove my wife and our son from Los Angeles to Northern California to begin his month-long treatment in the Pediatric Pain Program at Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University. We...

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Reunited: And It Feels So Good

(1) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 7:17 AM

The email alert popped up with annoying regularity, reminding me that my high school reunion was approaching and I had not yet purchased my ticket. I had already decided months earlier that I was not going, not this time. And time was the operative word, because this reunion marked forty...

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Being a Parent/Caregiver: Patience, Compassion and Guilt

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 10:08 AM

How did I let down my child? What did I do wrong? How do I heal him? Why can't I stop his pain? These are some of the questions my wife and I ask as the parents of a chronically-ill son. The unnatural role of going from nurturer to nurse...

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No Oscar, No Problem

(2) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 2:20 PM

For two weeks, Joni Eareckson Tada was living a Hollywood fairytale. The title song she sang for the film, Alone Yet not Alone, had been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The fact that a song from a little seen Christian film garnered the Academy's attention was...

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Chronic Pain: A Blanket of Darkness

(11) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 2:51 PM

The darkness has returned. That's what I call our 16-year-old son Matthew's chronic searing pain. His condition is known as complex regional pain syndrome or CRPS. Most patients call it craps, because that's the perfect word to describe it. In simple terms, it is an endless pain loop caused by...

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What Is the Real Cost of Healthful Food?

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 11:20 AM

Does it really cost more to eat healthful foods? A study by Harvard researchers, the most comprehensive study of its kind, says yes. It compared the cost of a healthful diet to one filled with processed foods and sweets. It puts the added price tag per person at...

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CRPS: A Medical Mystery, Demystified

(2) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 12:23 PM

When you first meet Matthew, you notice his thick brunette hair, evoking images of James Dean or Robert Pattinson. The teenager's lean 6-foot, 2-inch frame, striking features and quiet confidence make him appear the picture of health, but looks are deceiving. Matthew hides a secret that makes him want to...

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Congress Kicks the Can, Again

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 12:08 PM

The headlines heralded the event as if something substantive had actually been accomplished. The Washington Post trumpeted, "Shutdown to End." The New York Times announced, "Congress Passes Debt Deal." But what was really achieved and at what cost? The impasse over a budget, raising the debt limit and the continuing...

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