Morgan Radford began her career as a University lecturer before she decided on a career change and towed the path of journalism. Not only has the decision brought her gratification, but it has also brought her fame, recognition, and wealth. She has worked with reputable media networks like ABC News, Al Jazeera America, CNN, as well as NBC News, where she currently mines her trade.
It is not just a thriving career that has brought Morgan Radford fulfillment either. She has been in a loving relationship since 2017 with her boyfriend, David Williams. From career to romance, it has been a fulfilling adult life for Morgan so far, and it all began at Harvard.
Morgan Radford Graduated from Harvard with Honors
Morgan Kelly Radford was born on November 18, 1978, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her father’s identity remains unknown, but her mother is Dr. Lily Kelly-Radford, a former clinical psychologist turned management consultant. Morgan was born into a family of high-achieving women.
So, Morgan rightfully followed in her mother’s steps. She attended Grimsley High school before she proceeded to Harvard University, where she studied Social Studies and Foreign Language Citations in French and Spanish. The news anchor graduated with honors in May 2009 and has certifications from the French Chamber of Commerce. She also has proficiency certificates in Spanish.
The success of her first degree put a slew of professional and academic options at her feet. Before pursuing the latter, she did a bit of the former. She interned at CNN for four months for Morning Express with Robin Meade. The following year, precisely in 2010, she got a Fulbright Scholarship. She then moved to South Africa, where she taught English at the Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
In the same year, a FIFA World Cup year, she worked behind the scenes for ESPN as a production assistant for the South Africa-hosted tournament. Having garnered little exposure in the media practice, she sought for a place to acquire more technical knowledge.
She enrolled at Columbia University, where she completed her master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism between 2011 and 2012. During her second degree at Columbia University, she was named a fellow of Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore.
She Began Her Journalism Career at ABC
In 2012, Morgan Radford became ABC News Now anchor, and there she held sway. She left the Disney-owned news network after one year. With the high level of expertise and professionalism showcased in her previous jobs, Al Jazeera America made her one of their correspondents in 2013.
At Al Jazeera, where she worked as an anchor/correspondent, the anchored the former weekend morning newscast. She spent two years and a couple of months at Al Jazeera, covering major global and American stories before she moved on.
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Her rapid rise as a journalist continued at NBC News/MSNBC, whom she joined as a correspondent in September 2015. Since her career with NBC News began, she has grown into her role, appearing on shows like Today and NBC Nightly News. She has covered several of the country’s biggest stories, like the 2016 Presidential Election, the death of Fidel Castro, and Hurricane Maria.
She Earns Six Figures in Yearly Salary
It is no doubt that Morgan has made a fortune in her profession as a broadcaster. Having interned in CNN, sparking her passion for journalism, worked for outfits like Al Jazeera America, Morgan sure has been smiling to the banks.
Payscale reports that the annual salary of an NBC reporter is between $67,500 and $75,000. In contrast, Career Bliss reports that a yearly salary of the network’s correspondent tops off at $201,000 or $97 per hour.
Looking at this statistical monetary breakdown, Radford’s position in the network as a correspondent, we can estimate her salary at the range of $105,353 or more. Her exact net worth remains unknown, but Morgan Radford is presumably a millionaire.
Morgan Met Her Husband-To-Be in College
The NBC News anchor was aged 18 and a sophomore in college when she met David Williams, a soccer player, in her dorm. He was a senior and they often spent time getting breakfast at Harvard’s Eliot Dining Hall and doing schoolwork.
Although a romantic relationship took a while to blossom, fate kept bringing them together. A few months before David’s graduation, they signed up for the Eleganza Fashion Show and randomly got paired together. The show brought them closer, and they became closer friends.
Although life sent them apart (David to Law School and Morgan to South Africa), they maintained their friendship. Eventually, in 2017, after fate brought them together for a conference in London, they decided to evolve their relationship. After two years of dating, they got engaged on Thanksgiving in 2019.
The Coronavirus Pandemic Disrupted Their Wedding Plans
Like most of the world, the 2020 pandemic was a wrench in the works for Morgan Radford and David Williams’ plans. The couple initially planned to get married in the first half of the year. However, despite the couple’s inability to have a full-fledged wedding, their friends and families, via video call, put together a virtual toast in celebration of the would-be wedding day.
In March, it became clear we needed to halt our #wedding plans. But little did I know (surprise!) — even though our planning stopped — the conga line had only just begun! We may not be married yet, but we ARE loved. And even better — we‘re all in this together.❤️ @dawill333 (2/2) pic.twitter.com/OCRzCcvVX6
— Morgan Radford (@MorganRadford) May 25, 2020
On May 25, 2020, the news anchor posted a video of the moment, and Radford teared up at the display of love. She later reinforced that while the couple is not married yet, they are looking forward to their wedding on a yet-to-be-determined date.
Morgan Has a Close Relationship with Her Family
Morgan Radford was born to Dr. Lily Kelly Radford and a good looking father that no one has been able to unravel his name. Her mother worked as a clinical psychologist and currently works as a management consultant. Her grandfather was said to be a railroad worker, whereas her grandmother was an immigrant from Jamaica.
Despite Morgan’s tight schedules as a correspondent, she finds time to spend with her parents. She often shares pictures of moments spent with her parents and colleagues on her social media handles. From the photo Morgan shared on her Instagram page on April 10, 2018, she has a striking resemblance to her father.