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Journalism and writing career Moran was convinced throughout her teenage years that she would become a writer.<ref name=TEEN/> At the age of 13 in October 1988 she won a Dillons young readers' contest for an essay on Why I Like Books and was awarded £250 of book tokens. At the age of 15, she won The Observer's Young Reporter of the Year.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> She began her career as a journalist for Melody Maker, the weekly music publication, at the age of 16.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Moran also wrote a novel called The Chronicles of Narmo at the age of 16, inspired by having been part of a home-schooled family.

In 1992, she launched her television career, hosting the Channel 4 music show Naked City,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> which ran for two series and featured a number of then up-and-coming British bands such as Blur, Manic Street Preachers, and the Boo Radleys. Johnny Vaughan co-presented with her on Naked City.

Moran's upbringing inspired her TV drama/comedy series, Raised By Wolves, which began airing in the UK on Channel 4 in December 2013.

In July 2012, Moran became a Fellow of the University of Aberystwyth.<ref>Aberystwyth University - July</ref> In April 2014, she was named as one of Britain's most influential women in the BBC Woman's Hour power list 2014.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

In 2014, Moran released her semi-autobiographical novel, How To Build a Girl, set in Wolverhampton in the early 1990s. It is the first of a planned trilogy, to be followed by How To Be Famous, and concluding with How To Change The World.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1 | citation |CitationClass=audio-visual }}</ref>

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