Morgan Hightower

Morgan Hightower

Two days after graduating from college, Morgan Hightower began her journalism career in Montgomery, Alabama. Nearly a decade and a few other jobs later, she is proud to be back in Alabama.

Morgan joined WBRC FOX6 News “On Your Side Investigators” in September 2019.

While in Montgomery, Morgan was part of a team that built the newsroom at the ABC affiliate. She was involved in all areas of the newscast, from shooting, writing and editing all her stories, to producing and hosting. Being part of a small team meant that Morgan had the opportunity to cover several big stories, including a federal corruption trial, the State House and most memorably, the deadly tornado outbreak in April 2011. She shared the stories of countless people rebuilding their lives, followed recovery efforts and tracked down lost FEMA payments.

From Montgomery, Morgan moved to Greensboro, North Carolina and worked at the CBS affiliate for five years as a reporter, later promoted to an anchor. While proud of the investigative work she did tracking taxpayer money and holding the powerful accountable, she will never forget the chance she had to cover the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Bedford, Virginia. Morgan rode a bus with dozens of World War II veterans, sharing the stories of how they saved the world. Her station earned an EMMY for its coverage of that memorable day.

Most recently, Morgan has worked as an anchor and reporter in Nashville, Tennessee. She covered crime, corruption and politics. The stories that will have a lasting impact are the heartbreaking mass shootings at a church and Waffle House in Antioch. She anchored for several hours on the days of the tragedies and followed both stories for months, covering the criminal investigations and court cases.

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, Morgan is a graduate of the University of Florida, but she appreciates the Auburn/Alabama rivalry! She and her husband feel truly blessed to be back in Alabama, the place they met, got married and will now raise their family. They have a young son.

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Recent Articles by Morgan

  600+ cases of COVID-19 reported on Memorial Day

  Sec. Merrill encouraging people concerned about COVID-19 to vote absentee

  Despite COVID-19, remembrance continues at Alabama National Cemetery

  Reports of COVID-19 fraud double in Alabama in one month

  Masks bought by City of Birmingham were 'emergency purchase,’ did not require bidding process

  Mayor Woodfin: Company sent wrong masks, ‘swindled’ City of Birmingham

  Mountain Brook School superintendent forms education committee following push from ADL, BJF when video of students with swastikas emerged

  Dr. Wilson: Most COVID-19 deaths in Jefferson Co. happened in nursing homes

  Jefferson Co. Health Officer concerned over increase of COVID-19 cases

  CDC to publicly share nursing home COVID-19 data after CMS order

  YMCA of Chilton County, BOE end partnership for after-school program

  Jefferson Co. Dept. of Health receives hundreds of complaints about health order violations

  Commissioner: Universal COVID-19 testing needed to protect veterans

  Senator: Legislature could have gotten prisons built at lower cost but politics got in the way

  UAB epidemiologist: ‘Too soon’ to see impact of reopening businesses

  Care Ambulance ending service in Chilton, Dallas and Lowndes Counties

  White House recommends universal testing at nursing homes, state says there’s not enough tests

  Children sick with mysterious inflammatory disease in New York, no cases reported in Alabama

Study recommends 8,800+ COVID-19 tests needed daily in Alabama

  Urgent Care for Children will now test adults for COVID-19

  PPP loan helps keep Birmingham optometrist open during COVID-19 crisis

  New IHME model predicts 2,308 COVID-19 deaths in Alabama by August

  UAB slowing resumption of elective procedures, will test all patients for COVID-19

  Contact tracing important tool to stop spread of COVID-19, JCDH looks to add more help

  ADOL receiving at least 5,000 calls per day, working to pay unemployment claims

  Data: No racial disparity in COVID-19 deaths in Jefferson Co.

  Possible treatment for COVID-19 being developed in Alabama

  After face covering ordinance, Marshall cautions cities to stay within “constitutional parameters”

  As Gov. Ivey considers reopening, infectious disease experts say more testing still needed

  Antibody testing will soon roll out in Alabama