Marcus J. Moore is a veteran journalist with 11 years of professional experience covering crime, politics, business, education and music.
He has written full time for The Gazette newspapers in Maryland, and now freelances regularly for Pitchfork, the Washington Post and Washington City Paper, among other publications.
From 2010 to 2012, Marcus served as editor of AOL’s Patch web site in Upper Marlboro, Md. He launched the publication, covered local meetings and leveraged his respectable social media presence to build Upper Marlboro Patch’s readership.
As a reporter and editor, Marcus has broken news on political scandals, written enterprise reports about high-end retail developments coming to Maryland, and covered Montgomery County Public Schools, the state’s largest school system.
In 2009, Marcus launched his own web-based music magazine -— DMV Spectrum -— which reported news on independent entertainers in D.C., Maryland and northern Virginia. He has reviewed albums for the BBC, aggregated daily music news for Complex, and written features for MTV, Rolling Stone and Billboard.
In 2013, Marcus was named one of Prince George’s County, Maryland’s Top 40 residents under 40 years old.