Morgan Young is a weekend anchor and general assignment multi-skilled journalist at 5 On Your Side in St. Louis.
Morgan came to 5 On Your Side in April 2019. She chose St. Louis because she fell in love with the city when she was a student at Mizzou and it became a second home.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Morgan earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.
“I fell in love with this business because it’s different every day,” said Morgan. “I constantly get to meet new people and if you do the job right, you get the opportunity to make a tangible difference for people.”
In 2016 she moved to Montgomery, Alabama, where she anchored weekly weekend newscasts and pitched, shot, edited, wrote, and presented local news stories. She says her most memorable moment working in Montgomery was when she had the opportunity to interview NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt when came to town for his Across America week.
“I’ll never forget how personable he was,” said Morgan. “I learned so much by just watching him work.”
Morgan has earned first place awards from the Alabama Broadcasters Association for Best Reporter and Best News Series for education stories she covered. She also won a Judge’s Merit Award for Best News Feature.
When she’s not working, Morgan enjoys cooking, reading, and writing.