Morgan Wright is a Nexstar Correspondent in Washington, DC. He grew up in a household where news was always on the television and was often the topic of their dinner conversations. But it’s no wonder, since Morgan’s father is veteran journalist and former Fox News Anchor, Kelly Wright. His family placed great value on the importance of staying informed with what was happening outside of their own world. Due to Morgan’s interest and growing passion in the news and television industry, he chose to work a job quite different than most other high school students.
Morgan began his career in the news and television industry as a production assistant with NBC25, where he ran camera, audio, and graphics for his hometown news station. As a young, motivated high school student, Morgan’s position as a production assistant granted him the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the news industry, which fueled his passion to one day enter into this field of work. Alongside his position as a production assistant, Morgan was busy developing another one of his greatest passions: creating music and developing a band. Upon graduation from high school, Morgan’s band landed a record deal with Sumerian Records and recorded multiple albums that would be recognized on the Billboard charts. As a result, his band began touring the world. Through music and touring, Morgan found a passion for interviewing fellow band members and crew, as well as documenting their tour through video blogs.
After six years as a touring musician, Morgan returned home and began searching for opportunities to begin his professional career in the news and television industry. Morgan enrolled as a full-time student at Full Sail University and began working toward his bachelor’s degree in Media Communications. He also secured a summer internship as a College Associate with Fox News Channel in Washington, D.C. with a focus on the Fox Business Network. While at Fox News Channel, he was involved in reports at the White House, the Capitol, International Monetary Fund, US Supreme Court, and more.
In October of 2014, Morgan began as a general assignment News Reporter with WHAG, his hometown news station he formerly worked at while a high school student. In February of 2015, Morgan’s goal of becoming an on-air TV personality came to fruition - Morgan was asked to be the Morning News Anchor/Producer. After a brief stint, Morgan was promoted to the evening newscast and is currently WDVM's Evening News Anchor/Producer. He has had the opportunity to cover the 2017 Presidential Inauguration and host one-on-one interviews with various public affairs professionals such as President E. Gordon Gee with West Virginia University. Morgan also hosts various news series impacting the four state region, such as obesity, immigration, and celebrating Black History Month.
When Morgan is able to find the time, he enjoys playing the drums, golfing, and hockey, as well as spending time with his wife and family.