Former East Valley Tribune sports writer Bob Moran was inducted Monday as the fifth member of Arizona Sports Writer's Hall of Fame.
Moran, who dealt with collegiate sports for three decades for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson and the Tribune, died March 4 at the age of 55 after a 3½-year battle with stomach cancer.
Moran covered Arizona State athletics for the Tribune from 1987 until 2004 when he was diagnosed with the disease, and was named Sports Writer of the Year for the state of Arizona seven times.
He joins Corky Simpson, Joe Gilmartin, the late Steve Schoenfeld and Abe Chanin as members of the hall.
Moran's selection was announced at the annual meeting of the Arizona chapter of Associated Press Sports Editors being held at Chase Field.
The chapter is made up of newspapers throughout the state.