DeMarco Morgan is a correspondent for CBS News based in New York and reports for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms.
Since joining CBS News in October 2015, Morgan has covered a number of stories ranging from a provocative series addressing the nation’s heroin epidemic to being the first on the air for the network anchoring a special report on the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. He also sat down with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch for an exclusive interview at the Department of Justice on community policing.
A versatile reporter and anchor, Morgan has reported on a wide range of events, from the first national rally after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to President Obama’s second inauguration. Morgan’s investigative reporting in Atlanta on the infamous House of Prayers resulted in the conviction of an accused child molester. His extensive coverage on the impact of HIV/AIDS on African-American women led to hundreds of people getting tested for the deadly virus.
Morgan joined CBS News from WXIA-TV in Atlanta, where he was a reporter and co-anchor of the station’s 5, 6 and 11 p.m. weekday newscasts since 2012. When he was not on the air, Morgan also taught broadcast writing and reporting at Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University.
Previously, Morgan worked as a weekend anchor for WNBC-TV in New York while also serving as a cut-in anchor for MSNBC. Prior to that, Morgan worked as a weekday evening anchor and reporter at WTVJ-TV in Miami, at WISN-TV in Wisconsin and at WJTV-TV in Jackson, Mississippi.
He has been honored with several awards including 2009 Thurgood Marshall Prestige Award for his community service efforts while working at WNBC; the Atlanta Business League’s “Men of Influence” Award in 2012. He was named one of the nation’s Top Ten Collegiate Journalists in the country in 2001 by Scripps Howard and named one of Ebony Magazine’s Top 30 Future Young Leaders of America in 2006. Morgan was also named one of South Florida Magazine’s top 40 most influential black professionals in 2008.
Morgan graduated from Jackson State University, where he received a bachelor of science in liberal arts. He also earned a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. While there, Morgan was a Fred Friendly Scholar and interned at CBS News and “48 Hours.”