Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Bill Moore ’52
After graduating from Tech, William Moore studied photography at Laney College, where he received a B.S. degree. He worked as a freelance photographer for several black-owned newspapers and magazines. In 1968 he was hired a TV cameraman for KTVU in Oakland, the first full-time African American news cameraman in commercial television in California. He also worked for the Associate Press as a freelance photographer and was later promoted to chief photographer at KTVU. The big stories he covered include the Loma Prieta earthquake, the Oakland Hills fire, and the murders of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. He retired from KTVU in 1996 and later taught digital video broadcasting at Ohlone College in Fremont.