Monday, March 25, 2019

Stephen Morgan promoted to FOX 26 weekend morning weather anchor

Now we know why FOX 26 KRIV's Stephen Morgan was doing the "Bootloose" at the end of rodeo! Last week, when I was in London, the general assignments reporter was promoted to weekend morning meteorologist.

You might remember my post from February 2018, when I wrote about Morgan, who has Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology, taking off his reporter hat and filling in on the weather desk.

Here is the release FOX Television Stations issued while I was across the pond:

HOUSTON – Stephen Morgan has been promoted to FOX 26 weekend morning weather anchor, announced station Vice President and News Director, Susan Schiller. He assumes this role immediately, and will continue to report on various station newscasts.

In making the announcement, Schiller stated, “Stephen’s demonstrated passion for weather was evident from the moment he hit the streets here in Houston as a lead reporter on our coverage of Hurricane Harvey. His formal education as a meteorologist combined with his storytelling skills will keep Houstonians in the know on the day’s weather forecast but, also, on the environmental and climate issues that impact our viewers.”

Most recently, Morgan has served as a general assignment reporter and fill in meteorologist for the station. He began his career in broadcast journalism in 2013 as an anchor and reporter at KRBK in Springfield, Missouri, where he also filled in as a meteorologist.

Morgan added, “Mother Nature has defined so much of my career in local news and I’m excited to begin this new chapter with FOX 26, as well as the great people who call Houston and southeast Texas home. The Gulf Coast presents its own unique forecasting challenges, but I’m ready for it.”

A graduate of Saint Louis University, Morgan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology.

FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas (DMAs), and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). Of these stations, 17 are affiliated with the FOX Network. In addition to distributing sports, entertainment and syndicated content, our television stations collectively produce nearly 1,000 hours of local news every week. These stations leverage viewer, distributor and advertiser demand for the FOX Network’s national content.

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