By Melissa Geisler

Yahoo! Sports

Tom Moore, executive sports editor and digital director of sports for the Los Angeles News Group, has been elected West Region vice chair.

His journalism career started in the Pacific Northwest, where he was a beat writer covering University of Washington football for four years. He also covered the Seattle Mariners and professional golf.

Moore served as sports editor for the King County Journal in the Seattle area, where the section earned APSE top 10 national honors. He moved to Santa Cruz as sports editor, where the section earned more APSE top 10 honors. He spent a short time at the Mercury News (before a downsizing), and spent 2007-2013 as online editor of the Santa Cruz Sentinel, where he was involved in leading all digital projects and strategy before moving to Los Angeles in the summer of 2013.

Moore also played basketball at the University of Puget Sound, finishing with two career varsity points.