Prior to serving in public office, Rep. Moreno was a household name as an award winning journalist at WDSU-TV the NBC affiliate in New Orleans. During her career, she received several awards from the Associated Press, was voted best television reporter by Gambit Magazine readers for four consecutive years and was part of the team awarded an Emmy for outstanding coverage during hurricane Katrina. She left her broadcast news career in 2008 to pursue public service.
Moreno is a native of Houston, TX, but was born in Mexico and is fluent in Spanish. She holds a journalism degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Her job at WDSU-TV brought her to New Orleans, and now she has made this city her permanent home.
Legislative Committees: Appropriations, Administration of Criminal Justice (vice-chair), Judiciary, Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, Executive Committee
State Boards and Commissions: Sentencing Commission, Domestic Violence Prevention Commission, Latino Commission and Audubon Commission