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An American news reporter and anchor, DeMarco Morgan is widely known for reporting the CBS News based in New York and reports for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms.
DeMarco Morgan was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was raised by a single mother after his father died when he was just ten years old on Father’s Day. After that, he moved to Booker T. Washington High School. There he certified at the bottom of his class, but he failed English in his senior year.
His English teacher advised him that he would be better off getting something to do with his hands because
“to be on TV, you have to know how to write well and speak well and you can’t.”
That almost hurt him and broke his spirit; he remembers not telling his mother because anybody who knows anything about a black mother, you don’t mess with her child.
Then, DeMarco Morgan applied to about nine or ten different colleges and universities at the end of his high school education but was denied by all of them except one, Jackson State University in Mississippi. And that is where he completed his undergraduate studies.
Morgan excelled at Jackson state and after he graduated in 2001 and later got accepted to attend the prestigious Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City and graduated from there in 2002, which for him was almost an impracticality.
DeMarco Morgan was later persuaded back to his high school to be a commencement speaker. There he got to face a rude the English teacher. Who discouraged him from pursuing his dream. Before starting his career in journalism, he interned with CBS News and 48 Hours and was named both a Dupont Scholar and CBS Scholar.
Morgan started his broadcasting career while accomplishing on his master's degree at Columbia. In the Graduate School of Journalism, he covered the September 11 terrorist attacks. He taught journalism at JSU for two years and taught English at Milwaukee Area Technical College.
After completing his graduation, DeMarco Morgan settled his first reporting job at CBS affiliate WJTV in Jackson, Mississippi. Then, he joined ABC's WISN in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2004, co-anchoring alongside Portia Young. He worked there around three years.
In 2007, DeMarco Morgan became a part of NBC's WTVJ TV in Miami, Florida at WISN TV in Wisconsin as a weekday evening anchor and reporter. WNBC/Ch. 4 has hired Miami anchor DeMarco Morgan to work weekends and has promoted Erika Tarantal to a weekend morning anchor. In December 2008, Morgan served as a weekend anchor for WNBC TV in New York while also serving as a cut-in anchor for MSNBC.
Morgan joined CBS News from WXIA TV in Atlanta, where he has been a reporter and co-anchor of the station’s 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM weekday newscasts since January 2012.
Since tying CBS News, Morgan has covered some stories covering from an entertaining series discussing 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 elite interview at the Department of Justice on community policing.
Morgan has reported on a wide variety of issues, from the first national gathering after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to President Obama's second inauguration.
His investigative broadcasting in Atlanta on the infamous House of Prayers resulted in the conviction of an accused child molester. His widespread coverage of the impact of HIV/AIDS on African-American women led to hundreds of people getting examined for the deadly virus.
DeMarco Morgan has been praised with several awards, containing 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.
DeMarco Morgan was listed one of the nation's Top Ten Collegiate Journalists in the country in 2001. He also selected one of Ebony Magazine's Top 30 Future Young Leaders of America in 2006. In 2008, he was named one of South Florida Magazine's top 40 most influential black professionals.
When DeMarco is not on the air, he teaches broadcast writing and reporting at Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University. Morgan has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the American Cancer Society, NAACP, served on the board of managers for the YMCA.
DeMarco Morgan holds an American citizen and belongs to black ethnicity. His relationship status is still unknown to us whether he is dating anyone or not. DeMarco Morgan has a huge fan following on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Being a versatile reporter and anchor, DeMarco Morgan has reported on a broad range of events. He was also awarded by several prestigious awards and his estimated net worth to be around million. Most of his earnings source hails from his reporting career. However, DeMarco Morgan has not disclosed his estimated net worth on social sites.