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 Recent Stories
World Jul 27U.S. ‘really messed it up’ in Afghanistan, says Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan
In just over one month, the United States will have completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of war. But for those two decades, Afghanistan's eastern neighbor, Pakistan, stood accused by American and Afghan forces of supporting the Taliban.
World Jul 16Climate models predicted extreme weather fluctuations. Can the damage be reversed?
In western Germany this week, whole cities seem to be underwater after days of heavy rainfall filled rivers to capacity and quickly turned into flash flooding. As parts of Europe dig out of this latest weather disaster, the European Union…
World Jun 29Understanding the fragile ceasefire and humanitarian crisis in Tigray
There is fragile ceasefire in Northern Ethiopia's Tigray after Ethiopian and allied forces withdrew after an occupation late in 2020. It's a dramatic turn in conflict that has killed thousands, uprooted millions and featured atrocities the global community attributes to…
World Oct 07WATCH: As ISIS members face U.S. charges, James Foley’s mother hopes they ‘understand their crimes’
Diane Foley, James Foley’s mother and founding president of the foundation that bears her son’s name, talked to the PBS NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin about the trial to come.
Politics Dec 01George H.W. Bush, nation’s 41st president and WWII veteran, dies at 94
George Herbert Walker Bush, a World War II veteran who led an international coalition through the Gulf War during his time as the 41st president, and whose son's presidency furthered the family's political dynasty, died Friday. He was 94.
World Oct 02WATCH LIVE: An interview and discussion with Vladimir Putin
PBS NewsHour special correspondent Ryan Chilcote will interview Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.
Politics Aug 28From Yemen to Europe, White House foreign policy is in the spotlight
Secretary of Defense James Mattis held a rare, on-camera press briefing today, fielding questions on Yemen, North Korea and the trans-Atlantic alliance. In Europe, meanwhile, top leaders voiced renewed concern about the outlook for their relationship with the U.S. Foreign…
Nation Jun 08‘It’s not a desert mirage’: Washington Capitals celebrate first Stanley Cup victory
At the final horn of Thursday's game in Las Vegas, the Washington Capitals grabbed their first Stanley Cup title since the franchise began playing in 1974. The NewsHour’s Morgan Till reports on what the win means for a team that's…
Nation Mar 28Remembering Bill Minor, a lion of journalism in the South
A Louisianan by birth, the WWII veteran came home from the Pacific to fight new battles throughout his native South, trading the guns of a Navy destroyer for the printing presses of the Times-Picayune of New Orleans, heading its Jackson…
World Feb 25How two New York Times reporters discovered the gruesome fate of a Syrian police officer
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.