Debra Morgan

Anchor/reporter

Professional Experience:
1993 to present: anchor, WRAL-TV; 1990 to 1993: reporter, Jacksonville, Fla.; 1988 to 1990: reporter/anchor, Toledo, Ohio

Awards & Recognition:
Eight-time Emmy Award winner; 2015 RTDNAC Anchor of the Year; 2006 Five Star Award (WRAL Employee of the Year); Women of Achievement Award in Journalism from the North Carolina Women’s Club; Leadership Triangle Graduate

News Philosophy:
It's our responsibility to present interesting, factual, objective and relevant information as quickly and accurately as possible. I know some news isn't always pleasant to hear, but not providing that news would be a disservice. At the same time, I enjoy when we can have fun providing the light-hearted stories of the day.

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Communication and Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, 1988, University of Miami

Birthplace:
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement:
Caring Community Foundation board member, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Triangle Chapter) Walk to Cure Diabetes Honorary Chairwoman, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Triangle Chapter) and ALS Association (Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter). She’s also active with Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, American Heart Association and Methodist Home for Children. 

Family & Pets:
Husband, Scott; dog, Harper

Likes Best About North Carolina:
The weather, except when it gets too cold! But most of all, the warm people who have made me feel like this is home.

Most Memorable Assignments:
I don't know if I could pick just one! Being in Paris to cover the aftermath of the terrorist attacks was powerful. I spent a day at the White House that included interviewing President Obama. My initiation into ACC basketball was memorable - doing live reports (covered in beer!) from Franklin Street when UNC won it all in 1993. I was trying to get an interview with one of the suspects in the slaying of Michael Jordan's father, and the suspect’s father fired a gun at us. I was in the eye of Hurricane Bertha when it hit Wrightsville Beach. I covered the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 from Canada to Raleigh for the ultimate win of the Stanley Cup! And, I enjoyed reporting on Garner’s own Scotty McCreery from top 50 to the eventual winner of American Idol in Los Angeles.