Who is April Moss? Weather Reporter to Expose CBS 'Discrimination' to Project Veritas

Local CBS weather reporter April Moss announced live on air on Sunday that she will be revealing "discrimination" at her station, making her the second TV journalist to criticize their network during a segment in the space of a week.

Moss, 38, of CBS 62 in Detroit, interrupted her weather report live on air on Sunday to announce that she will be sitting down for an interview with the activist group Project Veritas.

The weather reporter said that during the interview she will be discussing "the discrimination that CBS is enforcing on its employees." After the announcement, Moss went back to her weather report.

Who is April Moss?

The weather reporter, who was born on April 15, 1983, in Maryland, graduated from Central Michigan University in 2005 with a degree in broadcast journalism, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Moss, who is a member of the National Weather Association, recently continued her education at Pennsylvania State University, where she studied Meteorological and Atmospheric Science from 2019 to 2020, according to her profile on the CBS 62 website.

While at university, she filled a variety of on-air positions for News Central 34, a student broadcasting channel at the facility, and was a member of the coed cheer team for both football and basketball.

While at university, Moss also interned at the NBC affiliate WBAL-TV 11 in Baltimore, where she first discovered her passion for broadcasting, according to a profile in 2016 on the CW50, a sister channel of CBS 62.

Moss' CBS biography says that she then joined the Detroit-based network in 2012 and has since worked in a variety of different roles.

During her nine years at the station, Moss has worked as a fill-in news anchor, reporting for Eye on Detroit and as a host for StreetBeat on the station's sister channel.

Since 2020, Moss has also been working as a weekend meteorologist for CBS 62, alongside a variety of other roles, including a fill-in traffic reporter and news anchor for the station's morning show. She has also served as a writer and producer according to her LinkedIn profile.

At the time of the CW50 profile in 2016, Moss lived in Macomb County in Metro Detroit with her husband and three children, all boys, and spent a majority of her free time with friends or volunteering at her local church. Her social media channels show that she now has a fourth child, also a boy.

The CW50 profile states that Moss' interests include "traveling, writing, blogging, decorating, cooking and planning events for family and friends."

Newsweek has contacted Moss for comment.

Why was Moss' announcement significant?

Moss' announcement was the second time in the space of a week that a local TV journalist had interrupted their scheduled report live on air to announce an interview with Project Veritas and its founder James O'Keefe.

While reporting for Fox 26 Houston in Texas on Monday, June 14, reporter Ivory Hecker said during a live segment that was supposed to be about a heatwave, that she would be sharing secret recordings of the network.

"I want to let you, the viewers, know that Fox Corp has been muzzling me to keep certain information from you, the viewers. From what I'm gathering I am not the only reporter being subjected to this. I am going to be releasing some recordings about what goes on behind the scenes at Fox because it applies to you, the viewers.

"I found a non-profit journalism group called Project Veritas who's going to help put that out tomorrow," she said. "So, tune into them."

Hecker shared footage of her bosses with O'Keefe in an interview on June 15, with one clip showing a superior objecting to any story involving Bitcoin, since such stories would not "play" for a "poor African American audience at 5 [p.m.]."

Moss has not yet revealed what day this week she will be talking to O'Keefe, but it is expected that she will be sharing similar clips during her interview.

O'Keefe is known for posting undercover videos that he says show a bias against conservatives in the media, and generally posts a series of clips on a similar theme.

Project Veritas is banned on Twitter, and O'Keefe has been targeted by activists at Media Matters for America and other progressive groups who accuse him of manipulating videos to fit a conservative narrative over the last few years.

O'Keefe has posted hours of raw video on several occasions with the intention of proving those claims as untrue.

Newsweek has contacted Project Veritas for comment.

April Moss with James O'Keefe
James O’Keefe, left, interviews CBS 62 reporter April Moss. Local CBS weather reporter April Moss announced live on air on Sunday that she will be revealing what she describes as discrimination at the station, making her the second TV journalist to do so in the space of a week. Courtesy of James O'Keefe and Project Veritas