Gina Ruffin Moore brought a special doggedness to the reporting that helped us be both reliable and credible. Those of you who both subscribe to and browse this blog know that I’m trying to let you reflect on the great memories that we have and also bring you up to date on where the personalities are today and what they are doing.
…..At the time of this entry she was just returning from L.A. where the Temptations were recognized for their achievements in the record industry. And for those of you who may not know…she is the niece of the legendary David Ruffin…yep, her dad and David Ruffin were brothers. (I never asked Gina if she can sing). Gina Ruffin Moore is an Organizational Development specialist middle manager for the City of Cincinnati. She has more than 20 years of experience as a trainer, public relations strategist, news reporter, radio news director, former television news writer, news producer and author (Cincinnati Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2007).
Gina is a former Associate Public Information Officer for the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Public Schools. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Journalism from Ohio University and a Master of Science in Human Resources Development and Training from Xavier University.
A freelance writer and author of two teacher’s guides on Black history, she has a long-standing passion for local history. She acquired the vintage images in her book from archives, libraries, and private collections. Moore is a longtime resident of Cincinnati who is active in her community, where she has served as a Woodlawn Village Council councilmember and a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Woodlawn. She is the recipient of the Nefertiti Award from The Cincinnati Herald. Gina is also a member of the Order of Easter Stars, Wesley-Smith Chapter and the Miami Valley African American Historical Society.
Gina has been married to Russell Moore for more than 30 years. They are the parents of Jennifer Moore (WCPO-TV News Producer) and Victor Moore (Aviation Engineering Senior at Ohio University).
…That’s Gina’s daughter, Jennifer, pictured with her..
GIna has written a book and I’ll have to get an update on the title.
The book is “Cincinnati: The Black American Series” available at Barnes and Noble and Joseph Beth Bookstores…get your copy soon.