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

  • Mystery Truck Uncovered

    Posted on: 4:21 pm, September 20, 2012, by , updated on: 04:56am, September 21, 2012

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – An unexpected find in Jackson County. TVA was testing some sonar equipment in Mud Creek...
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  • Huntsville Doctor Becomes Patient And Beats Cancer

    Posted on: 3:00 pm, September 7, 2012, by , updated on: 03:31pm, September 7, 2012

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Dr. Eric Janssen is an orthopaedic surgeon in Huntsville, but about two years ago he became...
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  • Woman Seeks Out Lung Cancer Trial At Clearview

    Posted on: 10:30 pm, September 6, 2012, by , updated on: 11:05pm, September 6, 2012

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Dianna Cox found out in June that she has stage four lung cancer. It started with...
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  • HudsonAlpha Leading The Way In Cancer Research

    Posted on: 7:00 pm, September 5, 2012, by , updated on: 07:26pm, September 5, 2012

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – When you look at the numbers they can be frightening. If you’re a man, your chance...
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  • Tennessee Valley Mom Pushes For Bone Marrow Donors

    Posted on: 5:30 pm, September 4, 2012, by , updated on: 04:02pm, September 5, 2012

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Like any good mother, Nancy Salmon is quick to tell you all of the wonderful...
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  • Vann Pettaway’s Battle Off The Court

    Posted on: 6:10 pm, September 3, 2012, by , updated on: 08:52am, September 4, 2012

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Vann Pettaway was the men’s basketball coach at Alabama A&M for 25 years. He led...
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  • Limestone County Man Rescued After Car Falls On Him

    Posted on: 2:47 pm, August 5, 2012, by and

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It was a close call for a Limestone County man who was trying to help...
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  • New Restaurant and Bar in Downtown Huntsville

    Posted on: 4:21 pm, July 13, 2012, by , updated on: 04:23pm, July 13, 2012

    A new restaurant and bar opens Friday night in downtown Huntsville.  Mason’s Pub closed several months ago. Now there’s a new...
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  • Athens Working To Preserve Trinity High School Site

    Posted on: 11:36 am, June 21, 2012, by and , updated on: 11:50am, June 21, 2012

    There is a movement in Athens to preserve an important part of Limestone County history.  A site on Browns Ferry...
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  • World War II Veteran Honored in Athens

    Posted on: 12:04 pm, May 29, 2012, by and , updated on: 12:52pm, May 29, 2012

    American Legion Post 49 hosted an event in Athens on Memorial Day.  People remembered those who have lost their lives,...
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  • Brothers Arrested For Theft

    Posted on: 4:29 pm, May 9, 2012, by

    The Limestone County Sheriff’s Department is hoping the arrest of two brothers will clear up a number of theft cases...
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  • Renewed Push for Hartselle Alcohol Sales

    Posted on: 4:32 pm, May 4, 2012, by , updated on: 07:10pm, May 4, 2012

    There’s a renewed push underway to legalize the sales of alcohol in Hartselle. There will be a rally tomorrow to...
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