Jim Moret (born December 3, 1956) is the chief correspondent for the syndicated television news magazine Inside Edition. Moret has covered entertainment news and traditional hard news stories for over 25 years. He is a regular guest contributor, legal analyst and guest-host on CNN, HLN, Fox News Channel, Court TV, and MSNBC.
Moret is from Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in communication studies and received a J.D. from Southwestern Law School.
Moret has covered many major California criminal cases including the "Night Stalker" trial, "Billionaire Boys Club" murder trial, the O.J. Simpson criminal and civil trials, Scott Peterson double murder trial and the Michael Jackson molestation case, for which Moret served as the broadcast legal analyst for numerous television and radio networks.
Before joining Inside Edition, Moret was probably best known for anchoring CNN’s coverage of the O.J. Simpson criminal trial in 1995 and hosting the long-running Showbiz Today and co-anchoring The World Today. After leaving CNN, Moret hosted a series of specials for ABC, and for three years co-hosted the Academy Awards pre-show for the network. He has also been a guest anchor on the KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles, and on Fox 5’s Good Day New York. His first on-air reporting position was at KABC-TV in Los Angeles.
In 2004, Moret delivered the Commencement Address for the UCLA Department of Communication Studies, after which he was invited to serve as a visiting professor in that department. He is also a graduate of the program. Moret is a member of the California Bar and resides in Los Angeles with his wife Keri and their three children. He is the son of actor James Darren, and James' first wife, Gloria Terlitsky, m. 1955, div. 1959.
Moret's first book is an inspirational memoir entitled, The Last Day of My Life by Phoenix Books and was launched on January 5, 2010.