Since 1981, Moira has presented virtually every news bulletin devised. These include News Afternoon, the 5.40 News, the Six o'clock News, and the Nine o'clock News. She has also presented a variety of other programmes on both TV and radio, including the Quincy Jones Story, The Best of Jazz, Open Forum and the Holiday Programme.
She was voted Best Newscaster of the Year in 1988 by the TV and Radio Industries Club Awards, and in 1989 Best TV Personality by the Women of Achievement Awards. The Black Journalists' Association named her Best Female TV Personality in 1994, and in 1997 Best Media Personality by the Voice newspaper. She joined the BBC Breakfast team at the programme's launch in 2000. Moira presents the news bulletins from Mondays to Wednesdays as well as presenting the bulletins in Breakfast with Frost on Sunday mornings. In 2001 she was awarded the OBE.