DeMarco Morgan To Co-Anchor Mornings At KCBS
CBS-owned KCBS Los Angeles (DMA 2) has hired CBS News correspondent DeMarco Morgan to be co-anchor of the station’s weekday 4:30-7:00 a.m. and 11 a.m. newscasts.
Morgan, who has been a correspondent for CBS News, based in New York, since October 2015, will move to Los Angeles and assume his new role with KCBS on Monday, May 6. He will join co-anchor Suzanne Marques, meteorologist Danielle Gersh and traffic reporter Jennifer Kim on the 4:30, 5, 6 and 11 a.m. newscasts.
Since joining CBS, Morgan has reported for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms.
Morgan joined CBS News from WXIA Atlanta, where he spent three years as a reporter and co-anchor of the station’s 5, 6 and 11 p.m. weekday newscasts. When he was not on the air, Morgan taught broadcast writing and reporting at Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University.
Prior to that, Morgan worked as a weekend anchor for WNBC New York while also serving as a cut-in anchor for MSNBC. Before that, Morgan worked as a weekday evening anchor and reporter at WTVJ Miami, WISN Milwaukee and WJTV Jackson, Miss.
He has been honored with several awards, including the 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 at Columbia University, Morgan was a Fred Friendly Scholar and interned at CBS News and 48 Hours.