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

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

Lancaster County coroner says morgue is full, says she sees two people who died from COVID-19 a day

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

S.C. governor suspends Chester Co. supervisor facing meth manufacturing, drug trafficking charges

Rock Hill neighborhood discovers racist bylaw, comes together to remove it

Winthrop University investigating incoming professor’s social media post

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Winthrop University’s new masks help fund student-athlete scholarships

SCDHEC puts out face mask PSA, encouraging people to wear them

South Carolina high school parents, students “adopt” the senior class, gives special gifts

  South Carolina pastor unshaken by steeple toppled by storm

Emergency leaders ask for more information from S.C. health officials to combat COVID-19 outbreak