11 Alive’s DeMarco Morgan becomes CBS News correspondent

DeMarco Morgan is leaving 11 Alive after nearly four years for a CBS News job. CREDIT: 11 Alive

DeMarco Morgan is leaving 11 Alive after nearly four years for a CBS News job. CREDIT: 11 Alive

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Anchor DeMarco Morgan is leaving NBC affiliate 11 Alive for a CBS News correspondent job later this year after four years at WXIA-TV.

He joined 11 Alive in early 2012, co-anchoring with Brenda Wood on the evening news. He is currently anchoring the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. He will be working there through the end of November.

For CBS News, Morgan will be moving to New York City.

“It’s an amazing opportunity that I just couldn’t turn down!!” he wrote me. “I’m so excited! And New York feels so much like home even though I love Atlanta and all the food here.”

He said he picked up a ton of experience at 11 Alive to prepare for his new job, especially to be “surrounded by great journalists. I had no other choice but to learn from the best! But going to CBS has been a childhood dream since I was 8 so whether I was here or in Miami – when you get the call, you take the risks and go.”

Morgan is proud of getting a Southeastern Emmy nomination for best anchor. And he said he will miss the students at Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta and Spelman, where he teaches broadcast writing and reporting.

With 11 Alive, he reported on the first national rally after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and covered President Obama‘s second inauguration.

His work on the House of Prayers in Atlanta resulted in the conviction of an accused child molester. He has extensively covered the impact of HIV/AIDS on African-American women.

His prior jobs include weekend anchor for WNBC-TV in New York while also serving as a cut-in anchor for MSNBC. He has also worked at stations in Miami, Wisconsin and Jackson Miss.

 

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