2012 The Root 100

Wes Moore is a youth advocate and author and host of OWN's Beyond Belief.

  • Influence: 161.4
  • Reach: 8.9
  • Substance: 7.0
  • Media Mentions: 334
  • Internet Mentions: 21200
  • Twitter Followers: 10082
  • Wes Moore

  • Author of "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates" who hosts OWN's "Beyond Belief."
  • Job: Author, youth advocate and TV host
  • Sector: Community
  • Twitter: @wesmoore1
  • Location: New York City
  • Age: 34
  • Bio: Since the 2010 release of his best-selling book, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, Wes Moore, an Army combat veteran, has been in high demand -- speaking at colleges and on cable news. Most recently, he joined Oprah Winfrey’s OWN family as the host of Beyond Belief. During an appearance on The PBS Newshour in June, Wes Moore, a college football Hall of Famer and Rhodes scholar, recounts how getting to know a man of the same name from his hometown whose life took a different turn helped him to realize how their two fates could have been reversed. "And had it not been for a lot of luck or for people stepping up for me, or for my mother having made a lot of aggressive and creative decisions about where I was going to school and who I was going to be, I could have easily gone in another direction." He recently released the young-adult version of his book, called Discovering Wes Moore.Like his Facebook page.