evanfmoore

Evan F. Moore is a Chicago-based journalist, syndicated columnist, educator and content writer.

Evan grew up on Chicago’s South Side in the South Shore neighborhood. He graduated from Morgan Park High School. From there, he attended Hampton University.

Evan discovered his love for journalism later than most. After maintaining a blog for Chicago Now called Fanning The Flames Since 1978, he decided he had found his niche. When he would post articles on Facebook, friends asked if he would be interested in becoming a journalist. Evan told his friends it sounded cool but the last season of “The Wire” didn’t make it look so good. Nonetheless, Evan decided to follow his passion for writing.

While attending Roosevelt University’s journalism school, he interned at the Chicago Reporter, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Extra Bilingual Newspaper and WVON.

Evan’s work has been featured in Rolling Stone, ESPN's The Undefeated,The Shadow League, The Grade, DNAinfo, Bleacher Report, Chicagoist, The Nation, Chicago Magazine, Ebony, Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Tribune, The Reader, Daily Southtown, Chicago Sun-Times, Thrillist, RedEye, Gapers Block, Chicago Reporter, Daily Herald, Huffington Post, Time Out Chicago and  Community Media Workshop’s "We Are Not Alone/No Estamos Solos" project on youth violence among others.

He is most proud of his work for a now-defunct sports website called Chicagoside.

Media appearances include WBEZ, WGN, Vocalo, WVON, ESPN Chicago, WLS AM, NPR, 670 The Score, i24news, Fox In The Morning, MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” and WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight."

Evan has spoken on journalism panels at the University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Northwestern University, Dominican University, DePaul University and Roosevelt University.

He maintains a syndicated column with Gatehouse Media called "Fanning The Flames Since 1978," where he opines on the intersection of sports, race, culture, violence and politics.

He is an adjunct faculty member of DePaul University's journalism program.


Fun Fact:

Evan was a bouncer/doorman in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood for 10 years. He is particularly proud that he emerged relatively whole except for a slightly swollen pinky finger.