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
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.
Politics Oct 13James Risen: Government crackdown on whistleblowers bad for democracy
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…
Politics Oct 01Netanyahu, Obama are old allies navigating new challenges
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…
World Sep 17Kurdish drive for independence delayed by fight against Islamic State
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…
Politics Sep 05Longtime politics reporter Bruce Morton dead at 83
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…