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Jim Moret
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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

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

(4) 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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Book Review: Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin

(3) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 8:26 AM

From more than a generation, Americans rarely went to bed before watching Johnny Carson's monologue. His unprecedented run as host of NBC's venerable Tonight Show began long before the advent of time-shifting devices like Tivo or VCR's. If you missed Johnny, there was no hitting rewind. He used his monologue...

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The Proposal: All You Need Is Love

(4) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 8:13 AM

John Lennon had it right all along. It turns out, so does 29-year-old actor and director Justin Baldoni. He made what is arguably the wedding proposal to end all wedding proposals in the form of a 27-minute-long video. The elaborate event went like this: Justin's girlfriend Emily Foxler...

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eBay, My First Love and Me

(1) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 8:25 AM

It took 41 years and eBay to reunite me with my first love. I was 13 when I saw her and I was instantly smitten. She had graceful, subtle curves and a long slender neck and weighed just over seven pounds. This relationship was with a guitar. It was an...

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Did the AEG Verdict Kill Michael Jackson's Legacy?

(15) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 9:58 PM

The jury has spoken in the Jackson versus AEG wrongful death case, finding the concert promoter was not liable for Michael Jackson's drug overdose. The five month-long trial yielded Jackson's children and his mother nothing in damages. I fear it may have actually cost them much more. I'm...

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Petulant Children, Shame On You

(4) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 10:32 AM

Shame on you, Congress. Shame on all of you. You are entrusted with the fate and welfare of millions of Americans who elected you to do your job. You are betraying that trust.

When we go to work, our employers have reasonable expectations. They pay us to show up and...

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Perspective: Bitter Or Better

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 5:10 PM

Last week was life affirming for me. I flew to Dallas, Texas, to interview a man, coincidentally named Dallas, whose face was totally burned off in an electrical accident. You read that correctly -- he had no face. No nose, no eyes, no mouth. He was recently given the

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Putting My Next iPhone Purchase on Hold

(36) Comments | Posted September 22, 2013 | 8:32 PM

The iPhone 5S has broken my addiction. It is the first iPhone launch where I have not stayed up until midnight to order (or pre-order) the newest and greatest offering from the mighty Apple. It is already poised to set new sales records and many tech reports are touting it...

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Pain's Long Reach and Powerful Grip

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 10:09 AM

Ask my son about pain. He'll tell you it stole part of his childhood and all his adolescence. From the age of 11 through his 16th birthday, he has experienced sharp, burning, debilitating pain from a nerve syndrome in his left foot. He spent the better part of two years...

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The Name Game: Superman vs. Anthony Weiner

(2) Comments | Posted August 11, 2013 | 11:33 AM

When I was in high school, my Driver's Education instructor was Mr. Brake. Yeah, we thought it was a riot, too. But that was actually his name. My dentist at that time was Dr. Hirt, also appropriate. That was my first real-life introduction to the concept of the aptronym --...

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