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

  S.C. teachers ready to get vaccine in Phase 1B but want to hold off on reopening

  S.C.’s ‘Last Call’ order lifted, bar and restaurant owners breath sigh of relief

  CDC urges gyms to crackdown on COVID-19 guidelines

  S.C. teachers struggle as they watch fellow educators get vaccinated, Phase 1B date not set

  Growing calls to vaccinate South Carolinians with pre-existing conditions

  Fort Mill Schools latest district to make ‘five day in-person’ shift, teachers want help advocating for vaccines

  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus drivers have few changes to otherwise ‘strong’ COVID-19 plan

  Data shows ‘concerning’ racial disparities as Black and Latino South Carolinians vaccinated at lower rates

  Mecklenburg County residents, NCDOT prepare for Thursday’s winter weather

  Rock Hill community center, ‘one-stop shop’ for those in crisis, fights to stay open during COVID-19

Lancaster County recreational gun rumor spreading through county, committee plans to expand options

  S.C. Superintendent backs Phase 1A Senate bill, teachers aren’t convinced they’ll get vaccinated

  S.C. teachers hope Senate bill boost them to Phase 1A; DHEC not backing it

  Parents, teachers react to Rock Hill Schools board decision to close three schools

  Older adults having trouble getting through DHEC phone line to sign up for appointments

  Rock Hill man shares experience with Johnson & Johnson vaccine trial ahead of three-week FDA review

  Parents concerned COVID-19 positive family members not getting proper care in jail

  Parents have mixed opinions on Governor Roy Cooper’s school announcement

  South Carolina teachers advocate for vaccine prioritization

  S.C. getting more Moderna doses, state’s top doctor encouraged it will make big impact

  SCDHEC Board decides new plan to give out vaccines, concerns for rural areas

  More vaccines could be coming soon, Johnson & Johnson on the brink of releasing trial data

  Gov. McMaster visits Rock Hill’s new vaccine clinic, calls it ‘blueprint’ for the state

  Retired S.C. nurse: ‘rapid deployment deserves rapid application’, says application complicates applying

  S.C.’s top doctor: State’s vaccination allotment ‘insufficient’ to meet demand

  S.C. still getting limited vaccine doses each week, top doctor worried about timeline

  ‘Your state needs you’: DHEC calls on healthcare workers to help vaccinate

  Carolinas don’t have vaccine residency requirements, can get vaccinated from either state

  SCforEd letter calls for school districts to stick to virtual learning, asks state leaders for support

  S.C. Rep. Ralph Norman gives firsthand account, Sen. Lindsey Graham calls for joint committee after Capitol insurrection