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Hi, I'm  Morgan

I’m a nimble, curious and perceptive journalist currently working in Anchorage, Alaska. My work, alongside my teammates, was recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. I have experience reporting local, national and international news. I feed off wonder and nuance with an insatiable appetite for discovering the compelling in every story.

Anchorage Daily News, Reporter |November 2019 - present

  • Produce in-depth coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and its myriad impacts on Alaskans

  • Cover Alaska science and wildlife stories from the far-flung Aleutian Islands to neighborhood lynx

  • Pursue and develop audience-driven stories through a new engagement series, “Curious Alaska”

  • Execute breaking news reporting in a unique and complicated state


The Washington Post, Intern |Summer 2019

  • Reported major breaking news, including Pulitzer Prize-finalist coverage of two mass shootings

  • Pitched, researched and reported national and global stories as part of a dynamic team of reporters

  • Worked alongside and learned from expert editors and reporters in a highly innovative newsroom


Investigative Reporting Workshop, Research Fellow |Summer 2018

  • Investigated Trump Hotel investors with Washington Post reporter David Farenthold for A1 story

  • Researched for general coverage of the Trump Administration with other Washington Post reporters


Honors and Awards

Pulitzer Prize Finalist, 2020 for coverage of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas at The Washington Post 

First place, Alaska Press Club, 2020 for best reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic, print 

Outstanding Journalism Graduate, Class of 2019, University of Oregon


Professional Development

Metcalf Institute Science Immersion Workshop, Fellow | June 2020 

Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources, Wildfire in the West, Workshop Participant |April 2021 


Education and Student Work

University of Oregon Robert D. Clark Honors College and School of Journalism and Communication Honors Program, Bachelor of Arts, Journalism| June 2019


Ethos Magazine, University of Oregon, Editor in Chief | 2017- 2018

  • Managed a quarterly magazine with a staff of 45 writers, designers and photographers


Cycle the Rockies, Wild Rockies Field Institute, Researcher |Summer 2017

  • Cycled across Montana to research energy and climate change in the American West

  • Interviewed various stakeholders including those in the energy sector, activists and ranchers

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