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

  Studies show heart damage linked to COVID-19

  ADPH: 20% of children hospitalized with COVID-19 in Alabama end up in ICU

  Testing college students: UAB develops test, strategy to analyze 6,000 samples per day

  UAB, ADPH launch “largest-scale higher education testing initiative” in country

  Alabama “not in good position to reopen schools” says creator of COVID-19 risk assessment tool

  Jefferson County: Weekly count of new COVID-19 cases decrease for first time in 6 weeks

  St. Vincent’s selected for COVID-19 clinical trial, unclear when enrollment will begin

  Researchers ‘optimistic’ ahead of COVID-19 vaccine trial at UAB

  Infectious disease doctor encouraged to see more people wearing masks

  Study suggests older children transmit COVID-19 as well as adults

  State hospital leader warns of ‘potentially disastrous’ situation if virus continues to spread

  Jefferson Co. Health Officer encourages governor to issue statewide mask order

  UAB Infectious Disease Doctor: Herd immunity through natural infection would be “reckless”

  ‘We have two weeks’: Leader of Alabama’s Hospital Association stresses action

  COVID-19 hospitalizations in Alabama increase by 40% in 24 hours

  Dr. Fauci: Alabama “has window of opportunity” to control surge of COVID-19 cases

  Demonstration aims to show effectiveness of masks

  IHME Study: Wearing masks could prevent 600+ deaths in Alabama

  Most counties in Alabama reporting daily cases of COVID-19

  Jefferson County Health Officer will make decision on face-covering ordinance next week

  IHME Analysis: Wearing a mask reduces transmission of COVID-19 by 50%

  Over 520-hours of basic training required in Alabama to protect and serve

  UAB infectious disease doctor: Current cases of COVID-19 linked to restrictions lifted

  City of Birmingham launches survey, asks public about policing concerns

  Jefferson Co. Health Officer: Don’t forget about COVID-19

  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