Morgan Till is the Senior Producer for Foreign Affairs and Defense (Foreign Editor) at the PBS NewsHour, a position he has held since late 2015. He was for many years the lead foreign affairs producer for the program, traveling frequently to report on war, revolution, natural disasters and overseas politics. During his seven years in that position he reported from – among other places - Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Haiti, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and widely throughout Europe.
Among his assignments: reporting from Israel and Palestine amid the second Intifada; from Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution; covering the Ukrainian uprising and subsequent Russian invasion of Crimea; the drug war in Mexico; from the Demilitarized Zone between South Korean and the DPRK; and following a journalist walking around the world as he made his way through the Southern Caucusus mountains of Georgia.
Till came to PBS NewsHour in 1998 from CBS News in New York, where he worked on the “Sunday Morning” and Weekend News broadcasts. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he studied Spanish and Latin American literature. He has won many awards through his two decades in television news, including the 2016 George Foster Peabody award for his work with a team of NewsHour journalists on the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe.
In his spare time, he tends to his dogs, and to his family horse farm in the Virginia Piedmont.
Morgan's Most Recent Stories
February 25, 2016
New York Times reporters Anne Barnard and Hwaida Saad stayed in touch with one of their Syrian sources via text message, until one day he went silent. Continue reading →
October 13, 2014
Author and journalist James Risen bores into the many costs of the so-called “War on Terror” in his new book “Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War.” The toll is a heavy one in Risen’s telling — he weaves a tale of companies (and con-men) working the government contracting system to enrich themselves; of operations gone awry in the quest to prevent another 9/11; of lives wrecked by post-traumatic stress and of whistleblowers silenced. Continue reading →
October 1, 2014
President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu briefly met today, renewing their famously frosty, and occasionally tendentious relationship after a seven-month hiatus. The leaders spoke to reporters and listed a raft of pressing issues for discussion: Iran’s nuclear program; the onslaught of Islamic State in the Middle East and the wider, regional conflagration; and the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Continue reading →
September 17, 2014
Fuad Hussein, the chief of staff to Kurdistan’s regional president, spoke with Margaret Warner about the Kurds’ drive for greater autonomy and where initial steps to conduct a referendum on leaving Iraq — and declaring independence — stand as the stability of the Iraqi state hangs in the balance. Continue reading →
September 5, 2014
The famous “Boys on the Bus”–the gaggle of reporters who covered the 1972 McGovern/Nixon race, memorialized in Tim Crouse’s book of the same name–lost another member today. Longtime CBS and CNN correspondent Bruce Morton died Thursday afternoon in Washington after a battle with cancer. Continue reading →