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

  Demonstration aims to show effectiveness of masks

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

  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

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

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

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

Possible treatment for COVID-19 being developed in Alabama

  Alabama’s House Members give Gov. Ivey recommendations to reopen the economy

  Alabama businesses shifting production to help with PPE shortage

Data suggests COVID-19 deaths in Ala. to reach 600+ in 3 weeks

Bail: The balance between rights and public safety

  Paighton’s parents send message to their missing daughter

Accused teacher’s former employer provides reason for resignation

Accused Calhoun County teacher also resigned from position in another AL school district