Moses Small joined 17 news as an anchor and reporter in 2020.
He was born in Birmingham, Ala. and raised in Portland, Maine.
He graduated from the Honors and Broadcast Journalism programs at Emerson College in Boston with a minor in Global and Post-Colonial Studies.
During his time in school, Moses anchored and reported for a number of news programs at Emerson College including Good Morning Emerson and Emerson Independent Video (EIV). He interned at ABC WCVB-TV 5 with Karen Holmes Ward, where he refined his writing skills while producing a 30-minute news special about Haitians living under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in Massachusetts. He sharpened his on-air and writing skills in an internship at Arlington Community Media, Inc. and lived in Los Angeles for three months while interning for Dateline NBC with Lester Holt.
As an adopted African-American who grew up in a white family, he grew connected to storytelling from a young age. Throughout childhood he used stories to connect to his Kenyan heritage. This culminated when he traveled to Nairobi, Kenya for a month to meet his biological family in 2018.
After hearing about an opportunity with 17 News, he flew across the country from Maine and quickly fell in love with Bakersfield. He’s elated to learn more about the city and spend time in this community.
In his free time, Moses is an audiophile and an avid musician. He enjoys playing violin, drums and electronic music production.