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During the late 1970s and into the 1980s, KMBC ought to the highest-rated local television newscasts in the Kansas City market. However, the station confronted stiff competition during this period from KCTV, which arose to first in late news with the success of main anchors Anne Peterson and Wendall Anschutz. In 1968, assignment reporter Larry Moore was selected as the station’s lead anchor; Moore’s co-anchors during much of his tenure comprised Laurie Everett (1985–2001), Kelly Eckerman (2001–2013, as Moore’s co-anchor on the 6 p.m. newscast) and Lara Moritz (2001–2011, as his co-anchor on the 10 p.m. newscast; Moore and Eckerman persist weekday evening co-anchors at the station as of 2016). Moore helmed KMBC’s weekday evening newscasts in some capacity for 37 of his 41 years at KMBC-TV—with a four-year break from 1978 to 1983, while Moore took short-lived anchor jobs at ABC owned-and-operated station WLS-TV in Chicago and, later, CBS affiliate KPIX-TV in San Francisco—until his departure from regular broadcasting on November 27, 2013, when he transitioned into an anchor emeritus character in which he donated to special projects reports.