Daily News hires reporter

Published 10:28 am Friday, May 20, 2022

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Holly Morgan joined the Washington Daily News on Wednesday, May 18 as a general assignment reporter. 

Morgan, 27, is a native North Carolinian from Monroe – a city home to more than 35,000 people according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Monroe is about 30 minutes southeast of Charlotte. 

Morgan attended Metrolina Christian Academy from Kindergarten through senior year graduating in 2013.  

From there, Morgan continued her education at Winthrop University (in Rock Hill, South Carolina) where she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Mass Communication with a focus in Broadcasting in 2017. 

Her first job was writing for the Enquirer-Journal Newspaper in Monroe. 

Having started in July of 2018, she worked there for nearly four years. 

Morgan says the experience she gained while writing for the Enquirer-Journal as a general assignment reporter became a “solid foundation” to her career in journalism. 

She was the only news reporter at the Enquirer-Journal which is a hyper-local newspaper covering Union County’s 14 municipalities and prints three days a week. 

“We are happy to welcome Holly to our team at the Washington Daily News,” said publisher Ashley Vansant. “I am confident the newspaper and community will benefit from Holly’s talent and experience.”

Morgan said she applied to work for the Washington Daily News, because it offered opportunities for advancement in her career. 

An incentive, she said, to write for the local paper is its companion publication Washington the Magazine. 

Morgan’s ultimate career goal is to write for and later become an editor of a Southern lifestyle magazine. 

Producing content for Washington the Magazine will challenge Morgan in new ways, but writing for the Washington Daily News will highlight her cultivated skills as a news reporter. 

“I am thrilled to write for the Washington Daily News. 

I believe it will be an amazing opportunity to exercise my skills as a reporter and present me with new knowledge on how to create excellent editorial content for a magazine,” Morgan said. “Washington is a charming town, and I will enjoy spending time here dining, shopping and relaxing by the waterfront. 

I cannot wait to explore the rest of Beaufort County.” 

She continued, “Washington is the perfect fit for me and my fiance, RJ Jackson.” 

Jackson is pursuing a degree in nursing and has plans to become a Certified Registered Nursing Anesthetist (CRNA). 

He is excited to work at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville which he says provides some of the best clinical experience for nursing students and CRNA students. 

Morgan and Jackson are planning a May 6, 2023 wedding in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. 

In her spare time, Morgan enjoys taking photos of nature, riding horses and spoiling her cat, Tate. 

To send story ideas, email her at holly.morgan@thewashingtondailynews.com or call the newsroom at 252-946-2144 ext. 289.