Elise Morgan

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

  • Huntsville Mother Issues Warning About Choking Game

    Posted on: 10:01 pm, April 4, 2013, by , updated on: 11:33am, April 5, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – When Linda Lindberg went to wake up her son Alex for school on January 30 of...
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  • Limestone County Sheriff Helps Patrol Schools

    Posted on: 3:55 pm, March 6, 2013, by

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Limestone County is looking to add a school resource officer at every school in the...
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  • New Lung Scan Could Save Lives

    Posted on: 10:33 pm, February 13, 2013, by , updated on: 11:07pm, February 14, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Lung cancer can be a tough cancer to fight. By the time it’s caught, when a...
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  • Home Condemned With City’s New Power

    Posted on: 6:14 pm, January 29, 2013, by , updated on: 04:47pm, January 29, 2013

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Walk into the house on 903 Browns Ferry Road and you’ll see a home no one...
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    House Pic
  • Girls Making Splash in Automotive

    Posted on: 7:58 pm, January 19, 2013, by , updated on: 08:00pm, January 19, 2013

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Go to any tech school in Alabama and you’ll see lots of teenage boys being...
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  • Retired Deputies Could Help With Security in Limestone County Schools

    Posted on: 5:48 pm, January 7, 2013, by

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Limestone County already has six student resource officers at its high schools. But after the...
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  • Big Surprise for Fifth Graders

    Posted on: 4:01 pm, November 27, 2012, by , updated on: 12:07am, November 28, 2012

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – It was an exciting day at Chaffee Elementary School this morning in Huntsville, as students and...
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  • Athens Mayor Clears Air on Tax Increase

    Posted on: 3:55 pm, November 14, 2012, by

    The Mayor of Athens had a tough job to do at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. In a presentation called...
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  • Gel Nails: How Safe Are They?

    Posted on: 10:05 pm, November 5, 2012, by , updated on: 10:35pm, November 5, 2012

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Gel nails are the hottest trend in manicures. “At Your Fingertips”, a salon in Huntsville, has...
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    gel nails
  • Huntsville Girl Fights Cancer While Giving Back

    Posted on: 6:56 pm, October 10, 2012, by , updated on: 08:47pm, October 10, 2012

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – Like most 8-year-olds, Lakelee Leach is a busy girl. Just ask and she’ll tell you some...
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  • North Alabama Research Center Looking For Volunteers

    Posted on: 3:59 pm, October 1, 2012, by , updated on: 09:12am, October 2, 2012

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – If you have health issues, but can’t afford your medications, there may be an option for...
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  • Tornado Victims Get Home and Shelter in One

    Posted on: 3:51 pm, September 28, 2012, by , updated on: 03:59pm, September 28, 2012

    Limestone County, Ala. (WHNT) – The Harbins have been through quite a lot the past couple of years. Their house...
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    tornado home