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

  COVID-19 rapid testing kits delivered to SC schools

  SC epidemiologist Linda Bell says ‘still a lot we don’t know’ about vaccine distribution

  Lancaster restaurant, open for more than 30 years, closing its doors due to pandemic

  Man dies after positive COVID-19 test, went on bus tour 10 days earlier

  Rock Hill masks mandate up for repeal for the fourth time

  SC Education Dept., State Supt. were ‘unaware’ of governor’s school testing kit announcement

  DHEC: ‘Vaccine distribution plan hits marks, general population possibly won’t receive for months’

  SCDHEC says ‘misunderstanding’ prompted state Department of Education’s plexiglass shields to be unacceptable

  Rock Hill Schools virtual students struggling, district outlines resources for those students

  Woman accused of shooting into car during road rage incident on highway in Fort Mill turns herself in

  Army vet helping Lancaster County fight COVID-19

  Rock Hill, Chesterfield County schools bring some students back in person

  SCDHEC warns of possible “fall surge”, already gearing up

  Lancaster County gets $410,000 grant, uses it to form violent crime task force

  Lancaster County ‘mislabeled’ thumb drive causes 20,000 ballot recount

  Poll worker opens up about extra safety COVID-19 training ahead of Election Day

  WBTV sits down with South Carolina U.S. Senate seat candidates Jaime Harrison, Lindsey Graham

  WBTV sits down with S.C. fifth congressional district candidates Ralph Norman, Moe Brown

  Rock Hill Schools, several other districts in our area shift to more in-person learning days

  Panthers vote in Rock Hill city council deferred, second time in less than a week

  Record-breaking number of mail-in absentee ballots set to be rejected in South Carolina

  Project85, working to help black K-12 students read, adapts to COVID-19

  Clover, Rock Hill sports teams impacted by COVID-19

  Record-breaking absentee voting in S.C., voting issues in York County

  S.C. health experts: ‘This is the most important flu shot of your life’

  Lancaster Co. parents, S.C. state superintendent urge more in-person days for certain students

  Deputies: Strange white dots tagged on Chester County cars not linked to sex trafficking

  South Carolina’s first day of absentee voting brought ‘unprecedented’ lines

  Coronavirus ‘top of mind’ for poll workers, voting safety measures in place

  Record-breaking absentee ballot request cause concern with S.C. voters, election officials ease them