Anthony Moreno

News Director

In addition to serving as News Director, Anthony anchors KRWG-FM's Morning Edition and KRWG-TV's "In Focus" and "New Mexico Now."

Anthony is from Kansas City, Missouri. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Pittsburg State University. While at Pitt State, he was introduced to National Public Radio by a professor. From that moment Anthony knew that he wanted to be a part of Public Radio.

Prior to KRWG, Anthony served as a local afternoon host for All Things Considered for a public radio station in Southeast Kansas, where he reported and produced local features from around the region, hosted and produced a weekly university program, and he served as a substitute host for a locally produced classical music program.

Anthony enjoys live music performances, jogging, playing basketball, watching his hometown sports teams, and trying new foods. He is excited to serve the community here in Southern New Mexico and West Texas, along with exploring the rich cultural landscape that exists throughout the Southwest.


Republican Candidate for New Mexico House District 33, Charles "Chuck" Wendler shares why he is running for office.

Truth in Accounting

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Doña Ana County Manager Fernando Macias talks about issues facing the county on KRWG-TV's In Focus. This is part two of a two-part conversation. 

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On a recent taping of KRWG-TV’s In Focus, Viki Harrison, Executive Director of Common Cause New Mexico says that her organization has called for an independent state redistricting commission. Harrison says with high profile court cases; the redistricting issue is heating up across the country.

“The legislators are drawing districts to suit themselves and their parties. It’s basically legislators choosing their voters instead of the other way around,” says Harrison.

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Young Rembrandts, an art enrichment group is celebrating its 30th year anniversary by throwing an event called “It’s in the Bag,” which offers a free art class today at Reyes elementary in El Paso from 3-4. This event is free for all local kids, families are encouraged to bring art supplies to donate.

Also, on Tuesday February 6, Young Rembrandts will be collecting art supplies from 2:30- 3:45PM at Desert Hills elementary in Las Cruces.

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In 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart on reentry killing all seven onboard.  Shuttle debris was recovered in West Texas, and now research is underway in El Paso using pieces of Columbia that may help make future space travel safer.

El Paso native and former astronaut John "Danny" Olivas is Director of Space Initiatives at UTEP, and he’s also leading a research endeavor at the university doing what he calls “forensic engineering” at the Center for the Advancement of Space Safety and Mission Assurance Research or CASSMAR.


Former astronaut and El Paso native John "Danny" Olivas took part in space flights on the Space Shuttle Discovery and Atlantis.  And now, he’s sharing his expertise in a mission with the University of Texas at El Paso.  But his career dates back to childhood…seven years old to be exact.

Virgin Galactic says that more jobs are heading to New Mexico. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported the company was planning to move 85 more employees to the Las Cruces area, signaling the company may be closer to launching from Spaceport America.

This past summer the facility hosted local business and government officials to gather feedback for a major event for Virgin’s first launch.

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With the recent drought in the West, ranchers may be forced to find more sustainable options.  And some researchers are looking to a breed of cattle from the past to find the answers.

Jon and Susie Eickoff are used to working together and going home together. Jon says over three decades; they have only been apart a couple of times.

“Except for a business trip to Houston, Texas and a stint that I spent in the hospital for ten days, I can say that in thirty years those are the only times we have not been together,” says Jon Eickoff

Dr. Peter DeBenedittis

Dr. Peter DeBenedittis has announced that he is running in the Democratic Primary for Governor of New Mexico. He recently stopped by the KRWG-FM studios to share more about why he is running as a candidate. He also, shared his thoughts on issus the state faces, and he also discusses challenges that he says exist within the Democratic party.

The personal finance website WalletHub recently ranked New Mexico 4th in the country when it comes to having the most underprivileged children. WalletHub analyst, Jill Gonzalez says New Mexico did poorly when it comes to children’s education.  

“We’re seeing that there’s very low public high school graduation rate that gets even lower among economically disadvantaged students,” says Gonzalez.

Across the country, thousands of people facing behavioral health issues end up in prisons and jails. But they often encounter law enforcement officials before that happens.

During his many years on patrol, Lt. Shane Briscoe with the Las Cruces Police Dept. has been dealing with behavioral health issues. He says there are four common groups.

“The ones that we deal with are depression, bipolar disorders, schizophrenic disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar, those are the categories that we really deal with,” says Briscoe.

President Trump’s executive actions aiming to enhance border security along with constructing a border wall has drawn criticism from environmental groups who say they are concerned about the impact a wall would have on ecosystems along the border.

The Trump Administration has officially made it clear that it wants to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. On the campaign trail, and into his first months in office, President Donald Trump has made it no secret that he was not a fan of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

On a recent taping of “In Focus” on KRWG-TV, Jerry Pacheco, President of the Border Industrial Association shared his thoughts on the Trump Administrations efforts to renegotiate the trade deal. He says he hopes the efforts are to improve NAFTA.

Senate Republicans pushed back a vote on their proposed healthcare bill aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act until after the Fourth of July congressional recess.