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Elise Morgan is an Emmy nominated journalist who has co-anchored the Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast two years in a row, as awarded by Alabama’s Associated Press. Elise joined WHNT News 19 in November 2006. She anchors WHNT News 19 at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. You can also watch her nightly health reports on WHNT News 19 at 9:00 on WHNT2.

Elise is a native of Texas. Before coming to the Tennessee Valley, she spent two and half years working at TV stations in Dallas/Fort Worth. Prior to that, Elise was the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. anchor at stations across Texas, including the Waco/Temple/Killeen market. She was at the desk during some of the most memorable stories of that time, including 9-11, The Oklahoma City Bombing, and the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy.

In addition to her work as an anchor and reporter, Elise taught courses for the government on crisis communications and the media, with an emphasis on terrorism. She also anchored and produced programming for the Law Enforcement Television Network, a national satellite network that trains law enforcement officials. Elise graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Elise has a passion for health that you can see not only in her health reporting, but also in her work around the community. She recently helped organize a health fair open to the Tennessee Valley that offered a number of free tests, including prostate screening, oral cancer screening, bone density, blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and free immunizations. Her health reports have covered everything from “Andy’s Story”, a personal look inside her brother’s fight with prostate cancer to possible health hazards associated with using cell phones. On a daily basis, she brings the community the latest health findings, research, personal battles, and interesting tidbits in hopes of helping all of us live the healthiest and highest quality lives we can.

Every Labor Day weekend, you’ll find Elise fighting for those who are battling neuromuscular diseases. For 10 years, Elise has been a co-host of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, helping fund research and services for those affected by muscular dystrophy.

Elise enjoys traveling and has been on a number of adventures including backpacking through Europe and exploring parts of the Middle East. She also enjoys hiking and spending time with her husband, Michael.

Recent Articles
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    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s hard to be away for the holidays. So to help soldiers serving overseas feel a little closer to home,  students at East Limestone High School are making sure the soldiers know they’re not forgotten. For the past 12 years, students here have put their time and money into their “Stockings for Soldiers” drive. Ashley Sprague, an East Limestone teacher who helps organize the effort, says, “We just ask for donations. We ask the students to […]

  • New Magnetic Stimulation Treatment May Help Curb Depression

    (MADISON, AL) – Amanda Moore has suffered from depression for most of her life. She’d tried more than half a dozen anti-depressant medications, but nothing eased her symptoms. She describes the same symptoms millions of Americans are dealing with every day: sadness, tearfulness, a heavy feeling, and not wanting to get out of bed. Moore says, “If you can imagine the feeling of, ‘I’ve tried everything and nothing has worked. What is left for me to do? Is this what the […]

  • David Blair Makes State Senate Run Official

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Surrounded by supporters, David Blair announced his candidacy for State Senate District 7 on Tuesday morning. Blair made the announcement at Worthington Federal Bank.  He will challenge Paul Sanford for the Republican nomination in June 2014. “I believe it’s time for a change. We need a senator who will get things done and work with area leaders in a harmonious way,” said Blair. “We deserve a strong, effective leader with a proven conservative track record of […]

  • Brewer Student Found By Classmate

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Brewer High School student involved in a Morgan County wreck has died. Seventeen-year-old Augustea Bolden’s vehicle crashed on Eva Road Monday morning. Bolden was taken to Huntsville Hospital where she died Thursday. But what many may not know is that in a twist of fate, it was the senior class president who discovered that Bolden had crashed. Ember Dutton was running late that morning. Her sister had forgotten a pumpkin she was supposed to […]

  • Priceville Students Walk for Diabetes and a Kiss

    PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A walk Friday to raise money for diabetes had special meaning at Priceville Elementary. That`s because some of the kids walking for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation know all too well about the disease.Three students and one teacher at Priceville Elementary have type one diabetes. Sophia Clotfelter is a Priceville teacher and also a parent of a student with diabetes. She says, “I have a daughter who every day wakes up and says, ‘Mommy, is today […]

  • Fifth Grade Girl Recognized for Bravery

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A fifth grade girl is recognized for her bravery at Thursday night’s Huntsville school board meeting. On Monday, J’Nay Bailey was walking home from Montview Elementary School with two younger girls, one in kindergarten and one in first grade. She heard gunshots. In fact, police say almost two dozen shots were fired, hitting two cars and a house. But J’Nay instinctively protected the two young girls. J’Nay calmly explained, “All I did was grab the girl […]

  • Big Changes for Sororities at the University of Alabama

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – Hundreds turned out for a demonstration this morning on the University of Alabama campus. The student and faculty march was called the ‘Stand in the Schoolhouse Door of 2013’ and was a show of support to end racism on the campus. A recent story in the campus university newspaper drew attention to the fact that campus sororities still will not extend a bid to well qualified candidates just because of their race. It detailed how a […]

  • International Festival of North Alabama

    The fourth annual International Festival of North Alabama is coming up September 28, 2013. This year 35 countries will be sharing their cultures at UAH from 10-5 pm. One of the featured performers this year is Step Afrika!, a Washington-based percussive dance troupe that performs internationally. The festival is free. You can pay a $5 fee for a plate of food samples from around the world. For a schedule of events, click here.

  • Congressman Aderholdt and Brooks Respond to Obama’s National Address

    (WHNT) – President Obama had a difficult task with his address to the nation Tuesday night, in trying to convince the American people and Congress that Syria should be punished for allegedly using chemical weapons against its own people. It seemed to have little effect on the Alabama legislators we spoke with, who still plan to vote “no” on military action in Syria. Congressman Robert Aderholt says, “There are a lot of bad actors in Syria on both sides. When […]

  • Community Comes Together to Make Road Safer

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Linton Road in Athens is 16 feet wide. At first glance it may look like a perfectly good street, but there’s one big problem. The one mile stretch of road off Nick Davis Road is so narrow, many cars end up having to pull off the road to let a truck pass. It makes it tough for fire trucks, school buses, and garbage trucks to use the road. For the fire department, a small delay could […]

  • Longtime WHNT Employees Reflect on Their Time at the Station

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s rare these days to find employees who have been at a company for 30 years or more, but at WHNT News 19, there are eight of them — and many more approaching that anniversary. Steve King has been an engineer at WHNT News 19 since 1978. “It’s great to be able to come in and basically do what you like to do every day, and I think that goes for everybody in the building, because […]

  • HudsonAlpha Genetic Counselor Gives Information on BRCA Mutation and Testing

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Actress Angelina Jolie underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. She learned this after a test showed that she was 87 percent likely to develop breast cancer.  This has left many women wondering if they should be tested for this genetic abnormality as well. WHNT News 19 went to HudsonAlpha to find out. A genetic counselor […]