Morgan McKay

Morgan McKay


Morgan McKay is the political reporter for FOX 5 NY.  

Morgan grew up in Bozeman, Montana where she graduated high school in a class of 18 students. Most of her friends lived on multi-generational family farms and her days consisted of hunting, fishing, skiing, camping and backwoods hiking. It’s here where she learned how local and national politics can shape communities. She left Montana to attend Biola University in Los Angeles, California, pursuing a career in journalism, to hold the powerful accountable.

After graduating, she accepted a job at KBZK in Bozeman, Montana to be their pollical reporter – covering everything from City Hall to taking the first Uber ride with US Senator Steve Daines.  

Two years later, she was offered a position to be the Capitol Correspondent in Albany, New York. She started the Capitol Bureau for New York Nexstar Stations and had an office in the New York State Capitol. She covered the New York State Legislature and Governor every day and cultivated political stories that would impact all the upstate markets, while writing, shooting and editing her own content. She worked alongside a group of journalists from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, AP, Bloomberg and the New York Post. She was elected by this group of journalists to serve as President of the Legislative Correspondents Association and was one of the youngest females to serve as President.

After her time at Nexstar, Morgan then switched to work as the Capitol Correspondent for Capital Tonight, NY1’s upstate political show. She was part of a small group of reporters that were allowed to attend former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s daily COVID briefings. She asked questions on National TV and went viral multiple times with her coverage of breaking news and State Capitol protests. Morgan also broke stories on Cuomo’s numerous alleged scandals and was also part of multiple live shows where she was on TV for more than 4 hours straight to provide analysis on breaking news.

Since joining Fox 5 in November 2021, Morgan has conducted exclusive interviews with the New York Governor, NYC Mayor, NYPD Commissioner and more.

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