Morgan Newell

Morgan Newell

S.C. Bureau Reporter/MMJ

Charlotte, NC

Morgan Newell joined WBTV as a South Carolina bureau reporter in March 2020. She is excited to cover York, Lancaster, Chester, and Chesterfield counties.

Morgan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated from the School of Media and Journalism. Morgan earned her degree in Broadcast Journalism. No matter where she is, her love of the Tar Heels will never stop!

She previously worked at WCTI as the Greenville bureau reporter. There, she covered Hurricane Florence, the Kinston Towers buildings issues, a President Trump rally, and a rural hospital involved in a nationwide scam.

It was at WCTI where she found her passion for storytelling, especially human interest stories. One of her favorite feel good stories was about a little girl surviving a car crash with only a one percent chance to live.

During her 2017 summer, she interned with WSOC-TV in Charlotte, NC. There, she shadowed talented reporters and photographers, worked the assignment desk, and created her own stories.

Morgan also worked for her college station, Carolina Week, during the school year. She aired stories every week and appeared live throughout the year.

In her free time, Morgan loves to cook and bake. She enjoys hanging out with her dogs and sister, especially on the weekends. Morgan loves to travel with her family and her favorite place to go is Disney World. She has a bucket list of places she wants to travel to, so ask her about it if you get the chance!

When you see Morgan around, please talk to her! She loves to meet new people. If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out on Facebook at Morgan Newell WBTV, Twitter at @MorganNewellTV, or by email at

Recent Articles by Morgan

  Stranger raising money for new home for grandmother taking care of 3 grandkids, one with cerebral palsy

  EPA takes legal action against New Indy Containerboard over prolonged odor in S.C.

  ‘Cautiously optimistic’: Environmental lawyers weigh in on SCDHEC’s odor order to New Indy

  People react to traffic backed up for miles because of the I-77 Catawba River Bridge project

  Ways to navigate traffic as Catawba Bridge repair project approaching in two days

  Fast food, restaurant worker shortages impacting local restaurants, chains

Land owner withdraws bid for rock quarry in Lancaster County neighborhood

  Governor McMaster’s mask comments spark another debate about masks in schools

  Four months later, odor issues still plaguing neighborhoods, little answers on solutions

  S.C. state senator wants to keep companies like New Indy from increasing emissions due to rotten odor dilemma

  Takata airbag victim’s family gets answers after four months; airbag to blame for death

  Lancaster Co. council taking up impact fees during meeting; would benefit existing residents

  Catawba Bridge repair closing seven river accesses in three communities

  New Indy Containerboard says rotten smell not coming from them; company’s report differs from state’s

Lancaster County rock quarry being debated Tuesday, residents in the neighborhood, lawyers stating their case

  Lancaster County neighbors fighting against rezoning for rodeo, gas station

  ‘To know him that’s not who I knew him to be’; Friend remembers Phillip Adams as kind, community-oriented

  Hundreds of new school buses headed to South Carolina

  S.C. I-77 Catawba Bridge repair could impact emergency services, county making plans to combat that

  Funeral arrangements for mass shooting victims planned for this week

Wasted 15 million Johnson & Johnson doses affecting local South Carolina pharmacies

  Teen vaccine data showing effectiveness for 12-to-15-year-olds is encouraging for schools, experts say

  All South Carolinians will be eligible for vaccine Wednesday. Here’s what to know.

  South Carolina pharmacies ran out of Johnson and Johnson vaccine two weeks ago; struggling to get more

  DHEC: ‘People skipping second dose is a concern’

  DHEC modifies new nursing home guidance from two weeks ago, all facilities can reopen

  Two York churches helping people without internet, computers get vaccines

  UPDATE: South Carolina DHEC still investigating odor, not many answers yet

  MUSC Lancaster doctors, nurses remember COVID-19 hitting the hospital a year ago

  Fort Mill Schools returns to five days in-person, parents have mixed reaction