“It’s so rare to find sportswriters who are not only politically minded but unafraid to use their politics to inform their sportswriting. Evan Moore is one of those sportswriters. Whether putting together articles about scandals in Little League baseball to sexism on sports radio, Evan Moore doesn’t just report: he elucidates and informs with a great deal of flair. Chicago has always been the home of the gritty, round shouldered unsung heroes of hardscrabble american life. Finally we can say that they now have a sportswriter worthy of their struggles.”
– Dave Zirin, Sports editor, The Nation
"I first noticed Evan’s work pertaining to hockey and local news in the Chicago area. Over the next few months, I watched as his writing became more permeated with his passion for hockey and the love for his city. Since then, Evan’s work has never disappointed. He has consistently produced refreshing and passionate perspectives around subjects such as the intersection between hockey and race, the real story around violence in Chicago and those on the forefront of the fight to end it, Colin Kaepernick’s mission and the burgeoning relationship between hip-hop and politics. Evan has never shied away from topics which many overlook or are hesitant to tackle, and his ability to find the unique angle and unfiltered truth in a story is a quality that all writers strive to capture. Evan has successfully accomplished this and continues to infuse it into his writing. The only things stronger than that ability are his passion for hockey and his love for his hometown of Chicago."
- Yussuf Khan, GM & SVP of The Shadow League
"Sports explains our culture. Evan Moore understands that in ways that other sportswriters might not quite get. Whether it's talking about race and hockey or how football explains the modern American condition, Moore breaks down the good, bad, ugly, and what it all means in a larger context, better than many. Less interested in daily stats or the celebrity and material culture that is part of the big leagues, he's more focused on what it all means in terms of the bigger picture. We need more people like Evan Moore."
Jason Diamond, author/former sports editor, Rolling Stone
"Evan Moore, in plain terms, can tell stories most other writers can't. Having written for us at both Complex Sports and Bleacher Report, Evan raised questions and brought a perspective that separated him from other writers. Getting a traditionally young, "urban" audience to click on hockey pieces is far from easy, and Evan was able to do this by bringing original ideas to the table and combining them with tenacious reporting and compelling storytelling."
—Maurice Peebles, Digital Editor-In-Chief, SNY
"The pop culture and sports coverage Evan wrote for Death and Taxes demonstrated his ability to blend grity with clarity on topics that are nothing to sneeze at. When attempting to wrap your arms around beats that span from criminal justice to Chiraq to systemic racism embedded in droves of NFL fans, it’s easy forget one’s self—becoming emotional, writing angry where inappropriate, or funny where even more tasteless—but Evan remained rock steady during some pretty stressful shifts that would have left an average blogger easily agitated."
- Brian Abrams, author
"Evan's social media savvy helps him find stories before they're trending, which is a great asset to any newsroom. At DNAinfo, he never shied away from an assignment and enthusiastically dug in to the neighborhood issues that underscore so many of the stories we covered."
- Jen Sabella, Block Club Chicago Co-Founder & Director of Strategy
“Evan has been a solid, versatile freelancer for RedEye since I took over as sports editor in 2012. He is always willing to take on an assignment, regardless of the scope or sport. He is particularly adept at cultivating sources beyond those that immediately come to mind for most reporters. He does well in finding diverse sources as well, which is a quality that sometimes is overlooked but certainly is valuable when it comes to RedEye’s readership. One of Evan’s biggest strengths is he generates his own column ideas that are relevant to trending topics. He also is terrific on deadline and at turning around stories in a short time period when the situation calls for it. He would be a fantastic edition to any newsroom.
– Chris Sosa, Sports editor, RedEye
“Evan Moore is a dogged newshound, always looking for the next story. He’s not afraid to jump in on breaking news stories, and is also able to handle features as well as multi-media assignments. He’s reliable in a pinch and always willing to do more if needed.”
– Joe Biesk, editor, Southtown Star, Chicago Tribune Media
“Evan Moore is one of the most ambitious and promising young journalists I know. He’s curious. He has something to say. And he knows how to find good stories. We’re watching the launch of what looks to be a great career.”
– Jonathan Eig, Co-founder/Author, ChicagoSide
“Evan did an outstanding job for us at csnchicago.com. His stories were frequently among the most viewed weekly stories on our site. Evan is a skilled writer, editor, producer and journalist. I firmly believe that he will go far in media, communications, web publishing, editing or any other related field in sports production. We were very happy to have Evan with us at Comcast SportsNet Chicago!
– Joe Collins, Managing Editor at Comcast SportsNet Chicago (now NBC Sports Chicago)
“Evan was an extremely pleasant person to work with. He took guidance very well when it came to editing and suggestions to better his writing; he took charge of stories and articles that came his way; his ability to ask the right questions and develop relationships was excellent. His desire to be a well-rounded journalist was apparent and he has since then fulfilled his abilities to write for a variety of publications. He has the ability to learn and the desire to know, two very important elements to being a journalist today.”
– Christina Elizabeth Rodriguez, Editorial Director | Associate Marketing Manager at Extra Bilingual Community Newspaper
“Evan F. Moore was a student of mine in classes I taught at Roosevelt University in the Fall of 2012 and the Spring of 2013. They were the graduate level “State of the News Business” and “Writing for Radio.”
I found Evan to be an intelligent, enthusiastic student, and a good and competent writer. He is able to work well with deadline pressure. I know for a fact that some of his work has been published commercially.
I would most certainly give him a good recommendation in any of these activities.”
– Jim Benes, Morning editor, WBBM Newsradio 780AM – Adjunct Professor, Roosevelt University
“I had the pleasure of having Evan address my sports reporting class at DePaul. He shared his unique story with my students. He also gave them valuable and timeless lessons about the means he is employing to make inroads in getting work and experience in this very competitive business. It left quite an impression on my students. I hope they will be inspired not only by Evan’s story, but also his approach and work ethic.”
– Ed Sherman, columnist- Chicago Tribune, National Sports Journalism Center, Sherman Report
“I’ve been following the young and bright career of Evan Moore. He is a solid writer and reporter and has the potential to be a columnist. If I had a job for him in Peoria, I would be looking to bring him on staff.”
– Dennis Anderson, Executive Editor, Peoria Journal Star
“True Star has had the pleasure of having Evan as an Instructor for the Journalism Programs at Thornton Fractional High School and Garfield Park. In this role, Evan, teaches basic and advanced journalism skills to high school students. My career tenure in youth programming has given me the opportunity to work with very motivated and talented individuals. Based on my experience, Evan displays strong leadership qualities when teaching groups as well as individual efforts. He is comfortable facilitating and sharing his practical wisdom, culture, passion, purpose and values with everyone he comes in contact with; attributes that make him a well-rounded person and teacher.
Always prepared and organized, he is professionally focused and driven to achieve higher goals. The quality and integrity of his work is outstanding. Mr. Moore is intelligent, inquisitive and yearns to share his knowledge with the young people who come behind him. He is extremely cooperative and possesses the capacity to contribute positively while working as part of a team. He is truly amazing to work with, and will be an asset to your institution. ”
– Na-Tae’ Thompson,Co-Founder & Executive Director, True Star Foundation & True Star Media